This past weekend, I installed Gentoo (stage 1 installation) on the ext3 partition. It took a really long time (Celerons do not compile very fast), but I am almost satisified with my system. Currently running Gnome as my windowmanager, but I may try Xfce later. With some fiddling, I have been able to synch up both Firefox and Thunderbird with the help of my FAT32 partition and symlinks. I still need to find a way to install my Windows fonts (the corefonts package is still unstable on Gentoo, at least on x86), though.