So now in place of again and again adding my error messages in long posts, I am posting a new thread. Earlier I posted my Linux woes that nobody replied to. Here again I am posting a few generalised questions. 1. I am unable to understand why all members have been voting, advocating and demanding FC. What is so special about FC except the RedHat brand lineage??? All rave about it but I cannot find any thing special about it. I do run PCQ2005 in a system and I cannot do anything with that except to demonstrate the Indic interface. Even my dialup is not accessible as my modem is not recognised. 2. Everybody is SOOOOOO helpful in giving me so many tips in ALL THE LINUX forums (I have joined 6-7) but all provide console tips not the GUI way. When I ask a querry for a particular distro, say Ubuntu, why people provide console tips that work only in FC?? And Ubuntu says command not found. Or in Mandrake (now Mandriva I know, but so far no mag has given the Mandriva CD that has been released) where I could install many desktop environments. Only Xandros I found most user friendly, but then you cannot install ANY SOFTWARE unless you are connected to internet (read BROADBAND) and doownload all packages!! The same with Ubuntu. 3. I subscribe to the FOSS as a philosophy and promote it far and wide, and hence I am supposed to HELP OTHERS at my office installing the software like Grass they need. But I myself am unable to do so. OK, I can attempt console commands, but what about other users?? So now I have decided NOT TO USE CONSOLE EVEN MYSELF. When I do mention that the problem is in this distro, say Ubuntu that has only gnome, suggest that works on gnome in Ubuntu, why suggest console commands that do not work. And let me tell you that I have been fiddling with Linux since 1998, can manage partitioning with ease, can install any distro, but unable to put it to work. 4. For my personal needs, I need text input in Urdu and Hindi. That I have so far been unable to configure IN ANY DISTRO. In Ubuntu for example, I could configure locales, but in Hindi interface in Ubuntu, as well as in PCQLinux, OOo shows only rectangles in menu bars. AND I DID INSTALL ALL LOCALE PACKAGES. 5. The user friendly distros like Xandros and Linspire (that cannot be installed of course) lack advanced features or the difficulty in instaling s/w. The advanced distros that come in 3-4-5 CDs migfht have many features but in unfriendly interface, rather the features do not get installed in the GUI interface, so why do you need them when you cannot use them the easy way. And also these so called advanced distros are SOOOOO slow to boot except Ubuntu that has greatly disappinted me. For speed, I liked Yoper and VectorLinux, though both did not allow dual boot and I failed to configure Lilo/Grub, or could edit fstab to have access to my Win partituons. Tell me if I am talking through my hat?