Hello. I love Solaris, hay, if Kevin Mitnick likes it. I am a died in the wool Phone Phreak, so anything that the local CO runs and I am on it. But, for most people I recommend something like Knoppix or other live distro on an older machine and/or having a spare hard drive one can easily swap. For the one stop solution for the "average" user, I think Linspire is where it is at. Than, once somebody starts to feel comfortable, go up a notch, install LiLo and something a bit more advanced. And, find a LUG, Linux Users Group. Do not expect them to solve every little trouble you run into, this is not tech support, but do try as much on your own as you can. You will most likely come across something that you simply can not crack, at that point you will find that people will be quite willing to help you. It is just like in Amateur Radio, 99.9% of all troubles can be solved by just reading the manuals. It is that .1% that people have to think about that is where people will help, as that means you have tried, are the exception, willing to put forth the effort to learn. Like it or not, that is the way it is. I run around with my Clique, my peers.