I installed a recent beta of Linspire 5.0 on my Dell Inspiron 8500 and it instantly became my preferred distro for my laptop because ndiswrapper is included by default. So for the very first time, a linux distro automagically enables my internal Dell 802.11g card (Dell TrueMobile 1300), and most of my exotic peripherals are now recognized. I just had to tweak a bit xorg.conf because I have a wide screen but otherwise, it really works like a charm. And I really love reiserfs.