On Monday 04 June 2001 13:02, you wrote: > This is for all the Linux people out there. I have just about had it with > windows and in particular Microsucks. I am seriously thinking of > reformatting my hard drives and changing over to Linux (Red Hat in > particular). good for you >What I am wondering is this. Can someone survive in this day > and age running a home computer on Linux and Linux alone or do I need to > look at some form of dual boot idea with my computer? (You can dual boot > windows 98SE, windows 2k, and Red Hat can't you?) Are there truly enough > programs out there for the Linux os to make it viable to run only that at > home or am I crazy for even thinking this? I've gotten along fine using linux as my home OS for almost 3 years now. There is a comparable Linux app for every M$ app out there. The only time I ever use windoze at home now is to do my taxes(Turbo Tax). Even then I use VMware to use my existing Win98 partition. True, most linux apps aren't quite as feature complete or fancy as their m$ counterparts, but they are catching up at a VERY fast rate. Some have even surpassed them. If you are looking for a good linux distro for home use, I'd suggest Mandrake. Its a no brainer to install and use. Mandrake has done a good job in making a distribution for those new to Linux. The only area where Linux is lagging is in the gaming dept. Not a whole lot of REALLY good games like you get under the Win platform. Other than that, I'm happy and will probably never go back to M$. YMMV.