Hey, so far so good, let's hope it stays this way Okay, I 1000 percent agree with the rest of you. I'm sure some people see it as having choice, which of course is a positive thing. However, the what, maybe several hundred distros? They create confusion. It also creates a lot of inconsistency in support, and, as we've seen numerous times, a lot of dev teams dissolve. Hardware support is and, I think personally, will always be the Achilles Heel of the Linux world. Oh, by the way, you think Linux vs Windows fights are bad? Check out some of the FOSS vs everybody else fights some time I've also suffered the help issue as well. You can ask a relatively simple question, and suddenly find yourself being verbally ran over by some "expert" that thinks your post is wasting space and "If it's too hard, go back to Windows" mentality. For all that it could be, and for as far as it has come since the early 2000's and earlier, Linux as a desktop is still too problematic to become anything other than an alternative. As always, just an opinion. You can keep the tinder away from my feet.