I have on past windows machines, switched over to Linux, and really loved it. Basically, i tried gentoo and almost committed suicide. Then I tried debian, and was frustrated at how hard to configure it was. Mandrake(mandriva) and fedora were ok, but i found ubuntu to be very good out of the box. Almost perfect out of the box. I just did a search about installing Ubuntu 7/8 onto a C2D Macbook, and I am instantly frightened and annoyed about the prospect of putting it on. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBook this link goes through all of the setup you have to do just to get your mac to 'just work' after the install. Even tho i love OS X, i wanted to try something new. Now i realize i'm gonna wait for a little bit more mature version of ubuntu. the problems i saw were: - non-open source wifi, so this can't be included in the distro (no ubuntu's fault). however, the network manager makes the OS unstable if you use these drivers. - screen dimming problems - coming out of standby - setting up iSight and the mic - track pad functions - the fan speed - harddrive load and unload cycles - more... Are the custom macbook distros based off ubuntu? Does anyone run the new ubuntu? Is is worth the hassle? I love it on my PC boxes, but i don't know what to do with my Macbook.