I'm going to be building a new computer soon and I would like to start learning to use linux. I'll probably install Ark linux or maybe Fedora in a dual boot with windows xp. I'm hoping to learn to use linux and eventually stop using windows for everything except occasional gaming. The thing is, I've heard bad things about hardware compatibility with linux. I've spent a lot of my time lately trying to figure out what will work and what won't before posting this but I can't really find much information on it. I'm hoping somebody out there can help me figure out what works and what doesn't work with linux either by telling me where I can find the information or if you know if something works or doesn't just tell me. If something listed won't work, can you recommend something similar that will work. The setup I was hoping for (but have no idea if any of it is linux compatible) is listed below: Case: Asetek Vapochill XE II Cooling Case (also for freon cooling of the CPU) PSU: 3DO ATX 650W CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3800 939 pin MOBO: Abit Fatal1ty AN8-SLI Memory: kingston or corsair 1GB pc3200 ddr400 184pin HDD: Maxtor 250GB Monitor: two LG L1710B DVDRW: BenQ dw1625 Video card: Geforce 7800gtx 256MB PCI-E I'm thinking my main problem will be with the motherboard and its drivers. and maybe the dvd writer. I would think everything else should work ok with linux, right? I really know almost nothing about linux though. If nobody knows anything about any of the above components can you just recommend a stable/reliable linux compatible motherboard with SLI and decent features for overclocking? Also if any linux user has a DVD burner with lightscribe I'd like to know wich one. I realize my questions may be hard to answer but I'd appreciate any help I can get. thanks.