I ran Ubuntu (first Linux experience) for about 3 months. I actually just deleted it from my laptop and I'm already about to go back to Linux. Windows is nice since it's compatible with so many programs but I actually found some open programs that I love and I didn't really miss anything (plus it's all free). I'm going to let my laptop run some flavor of Linux and keep my desktop running XP. I get faster upload and download speeds when tethering my Pearl in Linux but then I'll have DM on my desktop. I have to burn a few CDs now so I can play.