Originally Posted by Mantorok
Is there a program or a magical trick that could help me a little bit with that?????
First, if you are getting sick trying to make your computer work, it's time for a new pasttime......
I now have a machine running with ~8 distros installed (I've lost count....
) The stable workhorse distro de jour is Mepis. When I want to play, I simply re-boot and go try to make one of the others work. Mepis is the default so--when my wife wants her turn-- a simple "reboot" gets her to the stable system and her e-mail + shoe-shopping.
I would now pick distros largely by the quality of their package manager. With Debian/Ubuntu/Mepis, synaptic and adept are both good. Arch is wonderful.
Another good one is PCLinux OS--Mandrive-based, but with synaptic package manager.
I personally see no reason to suffer with things like Slackware and Gentoo. YMMV.