Well I've got Suse 9.2 and it supports MP3 out of the box is free, runs KDE etc. I've done the dual booting thing for some time, but eventually realised the only way I was going to get somewhere was to make linux the only OS on the drive and make it work. But I warn you it has cost me time, (it pays to have a fast net connection). But I've had it on about a month and have learnt tons and tons. For me I purchased Win4Lin Pro for those windows apps you just can't replace, or you could go for VMWare if you have the dollars and don't mind giving up half your RAM! I found Knoppix to be invaluable in my dual boot phase too, as everything seemed to just work, I've got Ubuntu, that's supposed to be good, (they'll actually send you a free CD I believe, my friend got me one but I haven't used it yet.