Linux is completely outdated.
After trying ALL the distros from Mandrake to Xandros, it's a definate, that MS has the monopoly on commercial DVD playing, not one Linux distro can play commercial DVD's, even though Windows or Linux can not play them out of the box, all one has to do to play DVD's in windows is to install a third party player, such as Power DVD, and BINGO! commercial DVD's can be played immediately. Linux on the other hand, there is not a ready available (either DEB, or RPM) DVD player that can be installed and immediately play DVD's, WITHOUT compiling, de-compiling if errors found, checking this and that, then spending weeks or even months, only to realize that it won't work, and having to re-install Linux because the kernel is screwed up, hence my title to the post, LINUX is Soooooo OUTDATED.
Also, Windows can detect and install drivers for every piece of my hardware, camera, printer/scanner, zip drive, usb pen, raid controller, Nvidia TNT video card, and usb mass storage device of the printer, NONE of the Linus distros can do that, all of the distros I tried can only detect the soundcard, therefore, to use a printer or camera, one is forced into buying one items listed in the hardware support list.
I say again Linux is Soooooooo OUTDATED, that dinosaurs were still roaming the earth when Linux was finally released, and developers still haven't got anywhere.
Until such times Linux leaves prehistoric times and entered into 21st century, my advise to anyone that wants a good OS with full hardware support, is to use WINDOWS XP Pro,