Hi, I have always been a user of MS products but a friend of mine recently told me I should try Linux, but he is a programmer and he knows what he is doing. I recently bought an ex server unit to convert to a pc for some gaming and general online usage. The ex server unit is:- Intel i7 920 Quad Core Processor * Biostar TPower Motherboard * 12Gb Ram * SSD 4Gb Hard DRive So I want to run it as a 64 bit system does Linux support this and is it easy to sort this out?. I have an externalt drive to use on it until I get a bigger SSD when I have some cash.........few months but I want to use it asap and play about with Linux if I can. So what do I need to do is there just one version of Linux you load it up and away you go?, can you get drivers for everythin g OR drivers for the most popular pieces of hardware out there?. How do you overwrite XP64 with the Linux software the unit doesnt have a cd drive YET !. All help will be extrmely appreciated and please dont forget I am a total NOOB and have NEVER ever used Linux but look forward ot trying it with hopefully some patience from you guys if thats ok.