I recently installed Linux Ubuntu 8.10 on a second hard drive I had on the side and decided to dual-boot Ubuntu with my already installed Windows XP Pro OS. What I've seen so far of Linux Ubuntu has been quite impressive and It may make me consider leaving Windows XP Pro behind, excpet when needed for certain games and such. I see much more flexibility and performace with Ubuntu. This Linus Distrobution has been tailored toward those users who are new to Linux. Although there is still a bit of learning in this new environment, I see as an excellent choice for those looking for an alternative to the Microsoft Windows environment.