Regret is ... not having convinced your mother that Linux would be a good choice for her new desktop computer, and then wasting two days on installing Windows three times over onto a fresh machine in an attempt to get a working system. When will I learn?
In Bluetooth-related news, looks like an issue with the Linux USB OHCI controller prevents bluefw from loading firmware onto Broadcom 2033-based devices. This is quite ironic, as it means the Bluetooth dongle sold by Apple will only work with Linux on UHCI systems (most x86 PCs) and not on OHCI ones (most PowerPC boxes, including my iBook!). There is hope though, if I can speak nicely to the folks maintaining the OHCI driver.