Ok, I'd like to learn to dabble in some form of linux. I just don't know what to really use it for... I run games, many apps b/c I do audio/video editing a bit and I've gotten to know windows pretty well. If it was possible to be able to go without windows that would be nice to know how to do in the future (and save me $100+ bucks...) But is it practicle? I run trillian, itunes, firefox, steam, xfire, my act study program, photoshop, adobe, my vide editing, then a bunch of stuff like azureus, dvd shrink, divx, daemon tools, all the video card/sound card capture/edit software, avg, zonealarm, winamp... ok, thats pretty much it... would I be able to run all that stuff in *nix? Also, what about drivers for everything? The little things, like laptop battery mon, and then stuff like video, audio, network, wireless, everything drivers. I read MPC's guide but it didn't really make sense to me, kinda hard to follow. He was writing (or so it seemed to me) to a crowd who already knew *nix instead of the noobs (me)... But thats another matter. I'd like to dabble, but I need to be able to use all of my old programs. Also, will cames run just as good in *nix or better? How does one do that? I'm pretty good with windows and computers, build my own, build them for people, junior in HS, fix peoples (simple stuff like AVG, adaware, zonealarm, simple networking, etc) comps... I know thats a lot of stuff, but I'd just like to learn...
P.S. I would definitely (note that it is spelled correctly) start out dual-booting, how is that process done... thanks.