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quite true.... but right now what i'm planning to do is to see whether i can get my basic core apps up - like Soulseek(which i haven't been able to successfully), MSN(up to now, i'm facing lots of connection problems as listed in some of my threads), Playing Songs(I guess i've largely solved this problem already but of course with the help from you guys) ..... if all these apps are up and running smoothly, then i'd most probably stick with Linux but if i'm still unable then perhaps Linux isn't really for me.... But in terms of distros, i guess i'm pretty fine with Red Hat - (Got plenty of books in my local library on)... but my only big worry is whether ppl would stop making programs for Red Hat / Fedora ..... but ultimately the best thing would still be all the distros being more united and centralised like having the same file type and stuff like that..... i guess if that was done then user friendliness would be greatly boosted and in turn, support would increase and eventually people migrating over from windows to Linux would be like a breeze.... so anyway, I'm just hoping that I would be able to get my core apps up as stated earlier....
But the problem that i'm facing with aMSN now since i'm connecting through a proxy is that I keep getting disconnected even though i enabled 'keepalive'.... so... i'll have to find a solution to that problem or an alternative to talk to ppl on MSN with all my contacts....