Hello,first off this is not a rant. I have tryed quite alot of distos. these are the ones ive tryed as a dualboot: ubuntu 8.10,fedora 10,debian lenny,Fedora 11. With ubuntu 8.10 and fedora 10 at first they both had same problem the version of network manager they used was unreliable for wireless connections. samba worked and i could print to my printer downstairs connect to my parents xp machine. I installed the nvidia driver from rpmfusion and enabled desktop effects. flash player worked on both. rythumbox worked on both. runescape which is a browser game which uses java crashed quite alot on both. I could mount my ntfs partitions. I could play dvd's using libdvdcss2 from livna repo. so i thought about it and decided to go for a more stable distro which in my case was debian Lenny. Debian Lenny was a bit more of a challege. For a start i had to manually type in which partition i wanted to install grub to since i was doing a dualboot. once it was installed installing certain things such as codecs was as easy as fedora and imo easier than ubuntu thanks to the debian multimedia repo and that repo even includes dvdcss2 since it is an unoffical repo. installing the nvidia driver took a few atempts since i had to edit a line of the Xorg config file by hand and i put the text in wrong place so i restored back and then tryed again and it worked. I couldnt mount ntfs partitions and other people on this forum had the same issue with debian lenny. I had same problem with java and runecape.com game would just crash the browser every so often. Some websites that needed certain codecs or plugins were eiether jumpy or wouldnt work at all. Today i tryed fedora 11 and after i found out the issue with later version of linux distros and easybcd i managed to get it to start. Fedora 11 has alot of issues atm ime. even with all the updates kwin crashs alot,flash player download finishes at 4.1kb and packagekit tries to install it. overall for the stuff i want to use my computer for i cannot use linux due to some issues even with the most stable distros. i also found out somethings work better in bleeding edge distros than they do in stable distros. I would like to point out some issues arent the fault of linux such as runescape.com game issues. i can only run with the older detail settings on opensolaris as well and it also crashs on that platform. any comments or questions are welcome. Im hoping as more people use linux these type of issues will be solved. i will continue to try linux but for now im stuck with windows.