Okay, now there is no excuse for any geek or anyone with a keen interest in computers to not try out linux.
For the past year and a bit I have been playing around with Virtualbox and virtualization, the major problem here however is the speed of booting, and drivers etc as it is in an emulated/simulated environment.
Enter WUBI. Wubi is an installer that allows you to install Ubuntu and Linux Mint on an NTFS partiation and use the windows boot loader so it does absolute nothing to windows at all. And to make matters better you can access your windows files straight out of the box.
I have now had a WUBI Ubunutu set up for the past week and it is brilliant.
I am now trying a new distro called Linux Mint which is aimed at end users.
If you want some help getting it installed or just want to try it out just contact me, it is brilliant just really awesome.