Kino + Cinelerra is probably the best way to go. Use kino to capture the video from DV, and
export the final product. Use cinelerra to edit. In my experience, cinelerra is designed to
crash (i.e. it crashes quite a lot, but it good at recovering once it has done so),
nevertheless, you should frequently save your project under different filenames. Also,
cinelerra requires at least 2GB of RAM, and will appreciate it if you have 2 screens, and if
you can give it access to directories on 2 physical disks (one source, one for rendering to).
That said, the best tool I ever used was Pinnacle's Studio DV, under WinXP.