I have been fooling around with linux for about 6 years. Tried mandrake,redhat,knoppix,suse,unbuntu,xandros, to name a few of the distros I have tried. Linux distros are fun to look at and play with, but with the experience I have with them all is that Microsoft Windows has nothing to worry about in the mainstream. The old adage is you get what you pay for. I for one do not mind paying for windows. I know that it has had its share of security problems. But I can live with that. I am well statisfied with the working of windows xp. It has served my family well. My wife loves it. I use it as my "safe" system because I don't fully trust any linux distro I have ever installed. I always run a dual or tri boot system so I can boot back into windows to get most of my work done. I am not a idiot when it comes to computers. I build them and work on them and this thing about linux being better than windows is pure nonsense. I know that linux is stable, but so is windows xp. I have never had that much trouble out it. I keep my system updated and virus program up to date, check for spyware and everything goes well. The one thing I hate the most about linux is the look of the destop and fonts. I have changed the size of fonts and done all sorts of things to make it look good to the eye. Then the first thing you know I click on a website and cannot see the text at all. What a bummer. I never have that problem out of windows. You have to give Bill Gates credit for one thing. He has made the windows his passion for many years and I think it is a good system. I know when most of you Linux gurus read this you will grind me into the dust. But that doesn't matter, I know what I like and yes I will still fool with linux distros. But untill there is one built or one that gets updated to the place the looks and feel of it suits me, I will remain a mostly a windows fan.