After a decade of using RPM-based distributions (first Red Hat 5.2, then Mandrake, then Red Hat 9, then Fedora), Rudd-O is now using a Debian-based distro.
Read his blog here
You should change too
Theres a reason why the Ubuntu family of Linux distributions is the most popular now. Its simply superior.
Give it a try today. After the (admittedly) long download of the live CD, you can try it without touching your hard disk then take the plunge and install it.