Okay, my Ubuntu 10.04 wouldn't mount USB drives; went through multiple forums, seeing the same problem for others; but nothing worked. So I figured I'd try upgrading to version 11.10. That took about 3 hours, doing Linux incremental upgrades. Still no luck. So I'm downloading the .iso for Linux Mint, to see if I get a better user experience there. Knowing that there's also Debian and Red Hat out there, among others: If you're using Linux, what version are you using? Or which version of Linus do you recommend?