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Biggest reason: I'm a network/systems guy. I went through a layoff awhile back, and after a year of looking, interviewing, more looking, lather, rinse, repeat - I can honestly say that if you're in the IT/Tech job market, get used to hearing the following: "So, how's your Linux?"
BTW, I had only had Win XP installed and "activated" for that 1st original machine for 2 months before I bought the other one, and now I have 27 days to fork over $184 or pay up --- (well of course I'd just as soon by another Academic upgrade version for only $99, but hey then I'd have to clean the hard drive and re-install every little program) and then finally I'd get their service pack.
"Win XP won't be there much longer, I'll go back to WIN 2000 soon --- Unless someone can circumvent product activation without having to pay for another liscense, or to somehow explain to the A-holes in Redmond, WA that indeed IT IS only on 1 machine, for 1 user and the old machine where it was already activated won't be used as such anymore?
I don't suppose Linux vendors are like this. Do any of the Linux Vendors, redhat, and particularly Mandrake require product activation? What are the End User Liscensing Agreements or EULA'S with any of this "shareware" ?
okay, so you want to install windows and mandrake 9.2 on the same harddrive? no problem! and it's a very good call to keep both (for now)....
first of all, my experience with linux from day one has been awesome and i've never had a major unsolvable problem (yet) unlike in windows where you just have to get used to daily errors because it just is that way
i originally had slackware on one hdd with windows, but now it is on its own separate lovely harddrive and is working beautifully
also, for those who say are too afraid to switch, open office and mozilla are awesome, and if you really need office, wine (the original, free wine) runs them both very well, so don't be shy; wine takes a bit of time, but the 20031212 version has given me nothing but success (i can even run gta vice city on it!)
okay, mandrake has its own partitioning tool within the installer, so just pop in your mandrake cd, restart the computer, and granted your pc can boot from cd, you will see the mandrake boot prompt
just follow the instructions, and since you already have some unallocated space left on your harddrive, you should have not worries with installing mandrake
typically, my partitions are as follows:
100 meg /boot ext3
(for you, probably this): 24 gig / ext3 (root partition)
2x ram SWAP (but be realistic, if you have 1 gig ram, don't use 2 gigs swap)