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SuSE is what I would recomend. I have a dual booting laptop, Windows XP Pro and SUSE and it runs really well. During the install phase I was able to configure/resize my NTFS partition and install SuSE w/ no isssues. Also it mounts your windows drive as /windows/C so you can read items saved there. Was really nice to use, nice to install and easy to keep up to date.
Well, those are all good advice, however, my biggest problem is, i'm in love with this game so much that if i do switch to linux in it's glorious entirety, i need to be able to run a single windows program. Any thoughts there?
I'd also recommend Slackware 10.0. I've tried Suse, Mandrake, Debian (woody and Sarge) and have found Slackware the best for my Asus A7V8X-X mb. Couldn't get the sound to work with Debian and Suse's YAST package installer can be a nightmare. The one good thing about Suse is that if you start an install with it it will resize your Windoze partition on the hard drive. Then just do a Slackware install and use cfdisk to setup your partitions. I've got Windoze 2000 Pro and Slackware both running on my system. I just let lilo handle the dual boot stuff and placed it in the MBR. Everything works great and there were no problems getting LimeWire to work as Java is already prinstalled and you don't have to mess with dependency issues. Linux does have a learning curve though so don't give up. It just takes a little time.
My pc is set to boot from CD first in the boot order, i burned the .iso of SuSE to the CD. it boots up, i need a 3rd party partitioning software, and then basic instructions on how to install SuSE and dual boot my system. thx