I decided to take Mrk's advice and have a look at some of the distros in the popularity list on distrowatch. I chose Mepis, downloaded the iso and had a play with it. It was so different to me from the few others I have tried (puppy, mint and ubuntu.) In some ways it was like windows in that my little network icons were flashing as soon as it loaded, but it took me nearly 15 minutes to find my own music from the hard drive to play in Amarok There was no mount icon!! There seems to be more work to do in this as not so many things are loaded on bootup from the cd, you have to find them However I have really enjoyed playing with this,(am using it to post this) Being fairly new to linux I am a bit limited in what I can do just yet.