Welp, I installed Mandrake 10 on my desktop and am much happier with the results. Evolutions works, GAIM works, my display is better than before but still not perfect.
I figure with a little tweaking I will get all the monitors working properly and not mirroring each other.
Ahhhh, its nice to not crash or count on windows.
On another note… I took my “Designed for WindowsXP” sticker off my computer and put on my toilet right above the flusher handle. Its better suited for there. 🙂