In response to one of EST respones from a long post awhile ago I desided to create a new topic to acuratly describe what was being discussed.
In my own experience Linux has worked just fine. I have had a few problems but most are related to the fact that microsoft is a complete monoploy and engineers some of its software to completely destroy standards. For instance I have a HP printer hooked up to my sony VAIO which hosts the printer on the network. Windows XP uses some weird naming system for the print quene which is non-standard and can't be used by linux.