OK so I attempted CentOS 5.2 as a desktop OS but it just doesn’t cut it.
You have to Google till you’re cross eyed to get MP3/WMV support. Then when you enable the right YUM repositories you get cross repository conflicts that can’t be resolved. Fooey. I also found that my intel graphics card was Fuzzy (but less so than Fedora 10).
So back to the cutting trailing edge of Ubuntu 8.04.
It’s stable, It’s got bells and whistles and I can install VMWare Server 2.0 on it with no update-any-any patch.
One of these days I will get a dedicated server box and I won’t be trading off enterprise features against my desire to have the latest desktop. Until then it’s Ubuntu 8.04.