So bad is not Pardus 2009 (but Pardus 2008.2 is very good). I upgraded my 2008.2 to 2009 with an experimental Upgrade-manager. This upgrade is substantial, as you know. There is much that can go wrong. But I have managed to correct the most obvious errors. I have now (audio) Radio, Film and more in the program VLC. Why the other multimedia applications do not want to work, I do not understand, Amarok, Kaffeine and others (no sound). System Sound is still missing. I hope that the Upgrade manager is ready by the next release of Pardus 2009.1. I hope that the errors for me in 2009 disappears when I upgrade to 2009.1. It might be nice to avoid a reinstallation.