You may remember a short while back I experienced a lot of problems putting a *nix flavour onto my personal laptop, and in the end to my great shame resorted to replacing windows xp on there. Well thankfully my plans to commit seppuku have been placed on hold, and the dreaded Microshite OS removed from the laptop.
The name of my saviour is Sabayon Linux. A lovely flavour of linux, based on gentoo. Only with a more user friendly, not have to compile everything from scratch front end. It even came with the correct drivers for my wireless card.
So I now am back on track, I have linux on my machine, and just need time now to fully set it up with all the apps i use.