This last weekend i installed a second hd and went beserk installing Vectorlinux, Absolute Linux, Debian Testing.
VL and AL, never allowed me to finish the installations due to bugs, Debian couldn't connect to the servers, total fiasco, finally my connection to any server went kaput; the ISP sent somebody to fix it and replace the router.
I wanted Absolute to work 'cause the kernel was the latest, but a kdelib bug stopped the installation cold.
So, back to Salix, installation is great, apps to configure are excellent, everything works fine, it stays on my box.
1. OS has to come with the latest stable kernel, new users with new laptops need it.
2. There should be an option during the installation to install grub or lilo (user's choice).
IMHO, this would increase the user population.
Desktop: Atom processor || 1 GB RAM || 160 GB HD || Ratpoison || IceWM || 500GB HD
KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid