I've been using it for a while now and I have to say I am very impressed indeed. Anyone put off Linux because they think it's all about the command line and compiling code should take a look. I am virtually a complete Linux novice and have had no problems whatsoever. (Not had to use the command line once!) You can download a LiveCD which allows you to check if you like it or not without making any changes to your system and if you do, then installing is easy as 1-2-3. If you're running XP you can even ask it to partition your hard drive so you can dual boot. Go on, give it a go. You've nothing to lose and lots to gain!