There really is no need to port VB to any other platform - it has already been done. It's been done in fact by the people who wrote it! Summit Software wrote BasicScript long ago and Microsoft licensed it from them. It's currently available (for a fee) to integrate into applications on Windows, and many Unix's including Linux. summsoft.com BasicScript (http://basicscript.summsoft.com/index.htm). If only we could simply convince them to donate a license to KDE and/or Gnome then nobody would have to deal with the hassels of porting. Of course, this won't happen.. they seem to be very tight with their code, but we can dream.