Thankyou very much for your help I will try that tommorrow. My mate bullied me into linux mandrake 9.1, installed it running away giggling when I asked him how to do things. I think he is what you would call a Linux snob!!!!! The night has started well on my trip through linux territory and I think now I will abandon Windows completely. Thanks again Mat
well you've found the #1 resoucre in my opinion. for answers to ?'s. we don't want you giving up to soon, so, here are a couple of other useful links to help you along the way.
many helpful how-to guides, and manpages (manual pages)
this will help when you've searched for the answer and the answer seems to be to post a ? here.
here is a useful site that'll tell you what your devices are in linux
here you'll find a list of windows program equivalents
this has google do a search related to just linux.
most important, this is the lq search feature. you'll find that just about any ? you can think of has been asked in some form. just think up a few and try them out if you don't believe me.
hope this helps keep you on board, and, who knows in a month or two you could be the one giggling.