hi, i have almost no idea what im doing, but the last week of research is slowly expanding my knowledge of linux... i have two big questions:
q1: which distro should i use? i am planning on using Fedora Core 2, but still not 100% sure what to do about that... i have the install cds d/led and burned already so i may end up going with that.
q2: is it possible to make a new partition on a disk that is NTFS without losing all my data? i cannot back it up, as i have nowhere to store 30gb of data while i do the partitioning... if it is possible, what program would you reccomend?
i am currently using a gateway 350xl notebook... 3.06ghz hyper-threading mobile P4, 512MB of RAM, 40GB hard disk
please help! i need to escape the horror of microsoft, but ive been using them since DOS so i just need some help making the switch. thanx for any advice you guys have to offer!