Laptop I have currently is running with 3 Gigs of RAM and about 250 Gig HD and handles Vista well... and I am also one of that rare breed that likes Vista and has no problems with it..... BUT, I like some of the things I see with Linux and want to give it a go, to get familiar with it "on the side" - so to speak. Friends have sort of hinted at the fact that it will automatically sort itself a partition on my laptop and give me the choice to boot via Windows, or Linux. Is this the case? (Or even close to it).. And how would I go about it? Am relatively Windows savvy - but have never touched Linux, so any & all constructive help welcome.