Heh, yeah i have tried it. My laptop hates linux and I had to do some major tweaking to get everything to work just right. IE recompiling drivers into the kernal, changing modules, etc. I have been keeping up with all the new software and upgrades by compiling it myself. Like the saying goes, if it aint broken, don't fix it. It's been running for about 6 months right now and it's been perfectly stable and still just as fast as the day i installed it.