Hi All! I've finally been having good luck getting Ubuntu LTS installed on a couple older laptops, like an Acer (64-bit AMD w7) and a Tosh (32-bit Vista); the problems with wifi & printers just vanished! Great Live DVD! My goal is to finally end my dependency on Windows software, but unfortunately I have a couple pricey programs (for screenwritering & flatbed OCR) that aren't available in a Linux version. You've heard it all before, I'm sure. My plan is to use Linux whenever online, (so I can ditch the also-pricey annual multi-machine subscription to Norton) and only use any Windows software when offline. My QUESTION is after thinking about this a while, I started to wonder how secure this would be, as I don't fully understand all the ways malware makes it's way into a machine. After all, both OSs & their apps are now residing on the same C: drive that used to hold only windows. A renamed partitioning seems kinda fragile protection to me... or am I just being paranoid? Could wiser heads advise me on whether it would be good to somehow adjust the Linux firewall or whatever would cover an inactive C: drive when online?