I am a long term Windows user here. In fact I love about 95% of windows. I just hate the serious slow bulky part about it. I do a lot of video editing and graphic stuff and was told that I would want to do linux instead of running windows xp. I have three computers. One that is really old a 500 meg HP computer. a 2.8 gig HP dual thread machine and a brand new Dell Inspiron 6000 I downloaded the knoppix cd live 3.8 and tried running it on all three of my machines just to take a gander at linux and it would not even work because of video problems. I did a search on the internet and the places I have been lead me to believe that linux is way too confusing for the average joe and requires a reeducation in computer programming to install on most machines. Is this true? Is there anyway to find a linux program that doesn't require me to spend more then an hour or two on to install? Sorry if I sound stupid or selfish but I work 3 jobs and have three teenagers who are all computer illiterate and a wife that works full time. I would love to try something new that works as great as people say Linux does and would be a great supporter of Linux if I could just find some not so difficult help. BTW. I would set up my machines with dual boot XP/Linux because I will still need to have XP to do everyday stuff until Linux can take over everything.