The easier it is to be right, the less excuse there is for being wrong. We've all said that we would do something if it was easier. Well, it's easier than ever to switch to Linux. Ubuntu 6.06, better known as Dapper Drake, has a live CD with a graphical installer. My old excuse, and the one most people still use, is that Windows is much more compatible than Linux, so switching completely is out of the question. And a year ago, you couldn't really double boot unless you had some training in partitioning, and you would probably have had to configure the boot menu yourself. Today, with Dapper, I was able to partition my drive on my own. I can now dual boot Ubuntu and Windows, and I have a 107 GB shared partition which I can write to with both OS's. All of that took me 30 minutes.