I’ve been using linux since about 1991 (I believe slackware was my first install) and decided to install Debian 5.0 (Lenny) and then install Xen server with Xfce4. To keep it light but useful. More here
Let’s just say after about 4 days of changes to /etc/network/interfaces, /etc/xen/xend-config.sxp and various other wild goose chases, I did something I’ve never done with linux before. I GAVE UP. It pissed me off to no end as bridging wouldn’t work.