Aswin here, I am from Kerala- a south most region Of India. I am doing my B Tech in Electronics and communication technology. I am a great fan of opensource projects and I believe in the philosophy of opensourcing. Technology is for every one, right? As a opensource community member I always promote Redhat's Fedora. A complete community controlled distribution. According to my experience most of the people who says linux is hard to digest never used any linux distro. They are stuck with some 2000 or before. To change their mind I have only one solution. Try fedora at least once. And feel the freedom and of-course a large community is there here to help you. Am i right ?