"I have dabbled with Linux for the last several years, with
varying measures of success. Originally, Linux interested me for
the 'freedom from Windows endorphin rush' it gave (what a high man,
what a high!). It was also great for the older hardware I was
running; a P2 266 with 6 gig drive and 128meg's of RAM. I had
played with Red Hat 7.2 but felt in over my head as a Linux newbie.
What finally stuck with me was Mandrake- first 8.2, then 9. I have
since upgraded my hardware, and my Linux distro as well..."