Chicago Sun-Times: Test drive Linux using friendly tryout softwareJul 05, 2001, 21:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Yaukey)
This is an article meant for newbies, full of advice for folks who want to try Linux without repartioning their PC and possibly losing their Windows partition. "Some Linux installations require that you partition your hard drive, which entails setting aside special space for the system code. Screw this up, and you can lose most of what's on your hard drive."
"Linux users say at minimum you need to be fairly familiar with operating systems and should have done at least a couple of operating system installations."
"That said, there are a couple of Linux distributions made especially for first-time users, and some don't require a hard drive partition."