Originally posted by Enigmacomp
I think once i become well versed im gonna make a complete switch.
Congratulations on seeing the light. As far as making a 'complete switch', if that means wiping out Windows entirely, I wouldn't do it. It is always handy to be able to boot to Windows if something becomes seriously wrong on your Linux install and you need to dial up Google or linuxquestions.org.
Just the other day, I needed to obtain DMA addresses for a sound card. Every advice I got on-line said to boot windows and get the numbers there. There may have been a way to get them in Linux, but I never found any answer except look it up under windows. Windows is good for obtaining hardware info, or for assurance that the freaking card works at all after you have struggled for three days trying to get it to work under Linux and are wondering if it's a hardware problem.
Don't get me wrong... I'm never paying another dime to Microsoft, but I find having the option to boot to my old Windows 98 handy.