Well I did it, I installed Linux.
Being a newbie I just got Mandrake 9.1 because I hear its pretty good for first time people.
It asks me how want to handle partitions and asks if it should just "Remove Windows(TM)" and partition the disk itself...
Ahh, screw it!! Yes, Remove Windows(TM). No dual boot for me.
Installed very smoothly.
First I messed around with the games that got installed and tried Tux Racer where I discovered I don't have any Nvidia drivers. After some searching and finding good instructions I begin the process. I was sure it wouldn't work because I had no idea want the instructions were actually doing (ie: X Server? WTF?) but I did them anyway.
Wow! The Nvidia logo popped up and it worked!
So I have now been without Windows for a week and I'm not sure I really miss anything... Well except maybe my VC++ IDE