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