Ok, so I have a 6 week break coming up soon before I begin my next set of network management units. We've been using Fedora Core 3 under VMWare so far, and while I find it ok, I prefer SuSE, and wouldn't mind giving Slackware a shot, but can't run any GUI under slackware besides x (gde and kdm result in some painful GPU errors, not familiar with any of the others that came with 10.1) , which is irritating as all hell. Anyway, I'm looking at spending my time going over all that stuff I learnt this semester in terms of Linux administration, but I want to try some other distros as well. My primary interests right now are security features and networking tools, as well as being good for general use, as I'll be looking to switch to Linux entirely from my XP setup in the future. So, that said, what can you guys recommend?