Yeah I still have switching to Linux on my too do list just haven't had a chance to do it yet. I haven't had any connection issues with Win 7 and my previous DAP's. Having to switch operating systems to fix a problem with a DAP seems extreme. So time will tell if the next firmware helps at all and whether I switch to another DAP before I switch to Linux. I would guess the M2X being Linux based would also be a good option.