After my old IBM desktops died on me I managed to acquire a couple of Shuttle pc's one of which which will be ideal for fitting inside the under-lathe cupboard (ventilated of course). Unfortunately while they will drive the parallel port for Foam works vsn.3 I just get one pulse repeated slowly on one channel when trying to drive the lathe on EMC2 UBUNTU. So while it is good for windows it gets a bit shy on EMC2! Very sad as my tower has to stand out in the mess or lay on its side in the cupboard. Any ideas?