That is true, to some extent. I have had a few library issues (and can't seem to find out where to get them), but for the most part, everything is VERY different than the days when I was TRYING to use RH6-ish. That was one thing that kept me away from Linux for so long. I was SO tired of not being able to just install a GD program... or should I say, having to jump through hoops just to install a program. All of that is gone. You just gotta love YaST (or whatever of the 40 package managers you happen to use).