After many years of thinking about it i'm finally going to do it & use Linux! OK, i'm thinking of running Linux as a dual-boot on a laptop running Windows XP Pro. Will the Linux cd/dvd partition the hard drive for me and leave XP on it or does delete all MS on it? Which is the best version of Linux to go for as a newbie? Or could i boot from Linux installed on USB Drive if the BIOS lets me? Or do i just buy a netbook with linux pre-installed and if so where's the best place to buy from(in UK)?