I have always had good luck under KDE, so you may want to try Kubuntu. Also some ISP's make you use their program to connect to their servers, which is exactly why I left NetZero. Copper works well if your phone line doesn't suck like mine does. ...then you may can find a sattelite or cell phone to do the job.
Who is your ISP by the way?
Last edited by lectraplayer; 03-18-2011 at 12:23 PM.