XMBC comes up perfectly - that part was a dream compared to getting stuff up and running in Ubuntu.
Great work - and many thanks to the team!!
Have 1 issue related to network card - but will post that in appropriate forum.
Also, I had hoped to seed the torrent, but BTG (btg.berlios.de) that I use for torrents dies when it verifies at around 1GB. I suspect it's a problem with the app in seeding from scratch as I've seeded higher, but after I downloaded. Will put it up when I can.