embellisher here is a recent review of PC linux in case you're interested. i've quoted the conclusion here: http://www.cutlets.info/node/820 jive1 bear in mind that fedora is cutting edge and, as a result, is not super-stable. its very stable, but not as stable as it could be. red hat is best used for an ultra-stable server and/or development disto. also bear in mind that fedora core 5 is released in 6 days time. a live cd for fedora is also in the works and should be available soon. BSD is well known for its stability. OS X is built on top of it. FreeBSD differs from linux only slightly - linux is written entirely in C. FreeBSD is written using a combination of C and assembly. it is therefore not as portable as linux is. there's nothing to it. just install the distro and it will detect the other distros. i have suse and fedora on mine.