If so, what version / distro? I have kind of wanted to change from windows for a while, and think I am finally ready, but not sure which to get. I kind of need something small, my hdd on my laptop is only 2G. I am assuming I could get a bare bones system and then just add the programs I want to it, kind of like windows, right? Also - Is the coding different, for the different versions? I mean, if I get one version, would I then be limited to modules / packages released by those people only, or would I be open to use any modules/packages from different types of linux as well? If I get a(ny) version of linux, could I download a fully featured version of Mozilla from the Mozilla website and have it work? (Or Openoffice, or whatever) or do I need specialized versions of those programs made specifically for my version of linux? Sorry for the extended post, more questions came up than I had anticipated. Thanks.