I'm making the move, and it's going reasonably well. I have a lot of questions, though. I'm typing this in Firefox running on MEPIS that I installed on an older Dell notebook. Easiest OS install since DOS , I agree. SO far I've installed MEPIS, KNOPPIX, and Red Hat on old PCs and they all work fine, I just have these little baby step questions that I can't figure out. Like: How do I tell how much space is available on a drive? How do I create a Linux domain that Windows PCs can work in? I can access my Windows domain using Samba, but eventually I'd like to have a Linux domain controller. (Good ways off, I know) How do I share a directory? Thanks. I'll have more later. gwal, the Linux newbie.