I installed Mandrake 8.2 overtop of RedHat 7.3. Mandrake handles video much nicer. I've also used the cd burner -Gnome Toaster, and it worked well. I have not tried the DVD yet though. I had posted a message about codecs on this board than the moderators erased it. I wonder if they will erase this one too. Just think, even the thought of codecs is surely a Microsoft no no.
At any rate, Mandrake help is better as well. There are links to dozens of linux related websites. It's well organized. The games are more fun too.