> The Linux desktop experience is much more buggy and crash happy then Windows nowadays.
LOL, I don't think so - although, who knows - I haven't run windows for some time, does it not crash anymore? Wow, that would be one for the books.
The linux desktop with pulseaudio has been working well for me (suse 11.0 at home, ubuntu hardy heron at work) but then again, perhaps my sound hardware is blase? (intel built-in) I do the usual, some web browsing, some gaming, some movies, some music. Other than a wrapper script that I needed for my 9 year old copy of quake 3 arena, everything just seems to work, out of the box.