Not quite - Ubuntu 7.04 is a Linux distro. He is not asking whether his computer will be able to run it ok, he is wondering whether a Linux distro will be able to run CivIV - especially since CivIV was not compiled for the Linux platform! In Linux, you cannot simply insert the CivIV DVD and click 'Install' - Linux has no idea what an exe is...so this is where WINE comes in handy. WINE is a bit like a Windows emulator, and it allows several Windows compatible applications to be run in Linux. WINE runs Civ4 very well, and it should be perfect - as long as you have a supported graphics card. I tried it on my brothers Linux, and it worked great except that it was totally unplayable - his graphics card is a GeForce MX 440, which couldn't render terrain properly - it was black . So, follow my link above if you want to install it. It isn't too hard, and I will gladly help you if you want to PM me.