Total noob seeking "where to start" advice
I'm a total "computer person", but up to this point, I've only ever used windows. I would like to try (and possibly install) Linux on my PC, but while leaving windows XP home on the machine so I can switch between them (I believe this is a dual-boot setup?). I've looked around on the web and seen mention of Live CD's, but I actually couldn't find the files to use for them, and I'm not sure it's a good idea to do this without some guidance anyway, so I thought I'd ask here first.
My question: For someone who has never even touched a computer running linux, what's the best way to start? What distribution should I get, how do I download and install it, and what should I know, in general? I plan on checking out some stuff from the library, but I also thought I'd ask on this forum.
Thanks for the help,