so...i've had my tablet for probably 3 weeks now. these three weeks have been my first experience with vista. i decided today that i hate it. and not really wanting to go back to xp, i went googling linux. after reading about how amazing this OS is, i think i want to attempt installing it. but i have a few questions. first and foremost: do any of you use any of the linux distros? how well do they run on a tablet? i know the pen is just a mouse replacement and using it as such should work fine, but what about text recognition and input? that little tab for text input on vista is pretty handy, is there something comperable for linux? second: i saw a video of Compiz in action and nearly peed my pants. this is what a GUI should look like. it makes leopard, and vista for sure, look archaic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ImW0-MgR8I&feature=related i checked the requirements and they have "an ATI card, 7500 series or newer" listed. will my ati radeon x2300 blah blah work? finally, i'm completely new to linux. how's the learning curve? i've been unhappy with microsoft for awhile now, but have always seen it as too daunting a task to learn a completely new OS. also, i'm lazy. lol. but i'm pretty into the idea now and the thought of starting over doesn't seem too bad anymore. should i stock up on aleve? thank you! ----edit----- one more question. will i be able to use my fingeprint reader with any of the distros?