I am looking to buy a new laptop, either Win XP or Vista, due to my vast library of software. However, I gave linux a chance with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft, and it seemed to work OK until I couldn't figure out how to load all my applications on it using WINE. It has been 6 months since I tried, and I will be building a desktop again very soon. I am looking for recommendations on Linux versions (I've heard a lot about Ubuntu, Mepis, Fedora, SUSE, and Mandrake) and how to run my Windows compatible applications such as Photoshop CS2 and Dreamweaver 8 on Linux. Also, has anyone heard the rumors about Ubuntu possibly incorporating a 3D UI in their next version?