I want dual booting with grub... I dont want the distro to be saturated with tons of pre-installed applications... Easy to install... and very hardware friendly.
Does BLAG meet this?
I was messing around with FC4 but I got the dual boot working but couldn't get the GUI to work right for whatever reason. That's a different story though.
I would say so, yes.
BLAG should suit you nicely.
-Dual-booting should be no problem. I've done it easily here.
-the single install disk keeps extraneous crap to a minimum and still has everything you need, and synaptic to get what's not here already that you want.
-BLAG has been very friendly on various boxes here that would not install any version of fedora at all (would install and then be incapable of starting X or whatever)
-Everyone here in blagland has been very helpful when I've run into various difficulties.
imho, you should go for it.