Only an idiot would try to install MacOs X on a Dell-laptop. Why would you?
Of course I didn't really...
But what I wanted to state: the reason OSX is working well is that it works on a very limited range of hardware. Pardus (and other Linuxes too) runs on a much wider range of hardware. But there is some hardware on the market where even Pardus has its problems.
For the best hardware-support you'll have to choose Windows (but not Vista!), but than you'll have to take the virusses, spyware, blue-screens, etc. for granted too. And you'll have to pay for it (although less than that you'll have to pay for OSX).
I didn't assume that you did try to install MacOS X on a Dell, though I seems to be possible as I read in the internet. And of course you are right that MacOS X is written for special configurations. But what most people do not know that Mac OS X supports almost all PC hardware. I have repaired many Mac's (from G3 to G5) with hardware I bought in the normal PC-shop. It just works.
I do not like Microsoft products so much nor the monopoly Microsft has on the PC market. And yes, I paid for my copy of XP Pro, which I wouldn't mind so much if it were good. Against virusses I installed Avast, against the spyware Adaware of Lavasoft. I know Windows sucks, so that is why I tried Linux. And I will say that Pardus is a very nice operating system.
But when I can't use my sound as I could before the installing of the latest updates in Pardus than I am a little disappointed. With my limited knowledge of Linux I couldn't find an answer to my troubles. And I searched for a very long time.
Nobody on the forum knows. And a question "Did you use your alsaconfig?" without the explanation how doesn't bring me a step further.
I do not mind to pay for an excellent OS. I would pay for Pardus if all my hardware worked.