I just upgraded my laptop from Win 2K to SuSE 9.1 professional. I had some trouble with the install configuring the docking station display properly. I had to call in the Angry Penguin for assistance to resolve the problem. When I undocked the laptop again had a problem configuring the LCD. Using my feeble Linux skills I was able to resolve the problem. Display configuration aside Suse 9.1 is great. extreamely well developed and packaged. I have used RedHat 7 & 9 and Solaris none are as polished. I could replace my windows based system with SuSE 9.1. Wine is included and would allow me to run Office. Java is supplied along with most of the big open source software products.
Look out Mr. Gates a German lizard from Utah is coming to get you.