I've tried a flavors. A few versions of Red Hat several years ago. A horribly done Slackware install, some ones that I can't recall a name to, and most recently Debian. Now I keep reading about Ubuntu this and Ubuntu that and I'm curious but one thing keeps bothering me .... Isn't it all the same? Seriously? If all versions of Linux run the same kernel and have KDE or Gnome or something installed. Isn't it essentially the same OS with a different boot screen? Some one clarify this for me. I'd love to give something a serious try this time but if its all the same than I can't say that I really care which one I try.