My T42 was almost perfect "out of the box" after my edgy install. I just popped in the disc and followed the install guide and bam I was already online. This one's pretty big because a lot of distrobutions do not suppport the wireless without a little bit of work. But Ubuntu supported it perfectly. The first tthing I decided to tackle was getting a dual screen setup so I could use both the laptop display and the external monitor, not cloned but across the two. I used Jkramer's xorg.conf as a guide. See the next post for a more detailed walk through of what I did.