I’ve been playing with Fedora for a little over 10 days. And X combined with GNOME is no where near as fast as Windows XP is on my PIII 650 with 512MB RAM using an NVIDIA GeForce2. The GUI seems much snappier in Windows.
So I ventured to try and install Gentoo linux. I have to admit it is a very neat concept where you compile your customized version of Linux right on your hardware. It took me 3 days to get this up and running. But I couldn’t get KDE to run since I’m too lazy to investigate further. So after 3 days, Gentoo will be gone.
I’m not sure I will ever be happy. I want a Linux that has a GUI that is as fast as Windows and as easy to use. But with the crash and virus protection of Linux.