Right, ive finally chosen Knoppix as my Distro.....
... because it seems to very new-user friendly, and includes a lot of software and things that otherwise i would have difficulty installing myself.
I'm going to install it using the Knoppix option (which gives you the same content as the live dvd itself)
what i want to know is, can i upgrade knoppix?
for instance, can i install new versions of ATI drivers?
Can i download new kernel updates for Knoppix as they become available?
If i cant, and im basically getting a fixed, completely unchangeable disk-image which just happens to be on a hardrive, then i will have to re-evaluate.