I've moved back to the darkside. I am back in the Windows terrain and strangely its not such a bad place after all. I've got a polished Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 installation with Windows Media Center working wonders with my Hauppauge TV card, heck the remote control worked without any configuration. I can create PPTP connections and manage wireless networks without tearing my hair out. I can manage two sounds cards graphically without having to edit asound.blah blah blah. I can run Microsoft Office 2007 natively. I can use some DECENT desktop widges. I've got greater control over ACLs and know exactly whos got access to what. I no longer have to worry about upgrading my whole operating system every 6 months just to obtain the latest Firefox. Everything is easy peasy click next next next. I've got Avira AntiVir Premium and UAC enabled to I feel pretty secure. I am in heaven once again. Linux was fun for the last two years but it became more of an obsession then anything else. A computer is for entertainment, for music, video, chat and work. Linux is about Linux at this point (for me personally). Maybe in a couple of years i'll come back should Linux become more universally accepted on the desktop and I no longer have to worry about whether XYZ hardware will work or whether there is a Linux alternative to XYZ software on Windows. Sure I'll keep updating Ubuntu in a virtual machine, but Windows and specifically Vista is where I am confortable once again. And besides I make a living from Windows. I work with it every day. I will no longer fight it!