I have been using Linux for a couple years sometimes almost exclusively for my computer needs. My main desktop machine runs slackware and although I can solve pretty much all the problems that pop up when you least expect it
it is a big drain on my time. I really prefer slackware for servers...
I have tried working on windows xp, which is the best from microsoft but it still is kinda crappy. I am also addicted to all the open source apps which i use for school, work, and play.
The reason for this post is that I want a desktop oriented distro with the GNOME desktop that is rich in apps, installs to HDD (no live cd), and easy to use.