i have just installed Ubuntu. It's a linux based on Debian. The whole system is very beautiful and ease to use, and i think the support for Chinese is also excellent, although there are no zh input languages yet. I'm now finding one.
The necessary apps are all there.
(i had a problem on connecting internet, later i found i hadn't plugged the network cable : ) )
i think i will be a linux "tiger" soon.
Go on, be a tiger.