I have only ever had Windows as an OS (discounting my speccy days) but recently i find myself more intrigued by Linux. The problem is i nothing of value about it. I gather it comes in many flavours from what i have googled but i don't fully understand what the differences really are. Could a knowledgable person answer a couple of quick questions i have please? As an uninitiated user, what version should i adopt and how does it compare (if it does) to the windows platform? Will i be able to run the programs and games i have? Photoshop, nero, Crysis 2 etc What are the real benefits in running Linux vs Windows. I suppose these are total noob Q's and i apologise in advance for my shameful ignorance. :hail: Thanks, Lee.