Yeah, back in 99 I (red hat I think) had Linux installed along side of win2000 on a dual boot box, my first pc ever , a pII 350. I played Around with the command line, installed gimp or it came with it. That was about it. Haven't been forced to use Linux for anything , so I haven't. I recently installed a virtual machine , then burned ubuntu to a disc and installed it on virtual box. I know there is a really good reason to use Linux , but I forget what it is.