Ubuntu by far is the easiest to use as Linux Distros go. I use many different versions of Linux and would recommend Ubuntu to anyone looking for a new OS that's very stable and easy to use. I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a Lenovo, replacing Windows 7. The battery life is 5 to 5 1/2 hours with Ubuntu, compared to 3 hours using Windows. Also, the stock Windows install utilized about 60+ gigs, I have Ubuntu loaded with alot of options and am only using 6.5 gigs. Why anyone still uses windows baffles me. I am a certified MCSD, and at one time a fan boy of MS. I have totally gone to the other side, Linux. If you are still using MS Windows you really deserve what you get. The only good product MS has is MSSQL200x, and that's just another fork of SYBASE, but with some mods from MS.