Hey Guys; Well; I took the dive and I am now running a dual boot of XP and Ubuntu Linux. As for my first impressions; I love the layout of the OS and just about everything else about it. But; I need someone to give me a really good guide on how to install my favorite programs; because it's the number one problem I've come across. So; if someone could walk me through it step by step; oh...say; like trying to install the Adobe Flash Plugin; it would be great. ...And please; none of that easy shortcut crap--I mean the real deal. [i.e. don't make it to where I just use the 'add/remove' dialog--show me how you do it in the terminal or any other place for that matter.] THANKS AD! --Halen5150 p.s. anybody have a reccomendation of a good book to pick up so I can get a good grip on the Linux OS in general so I'm more comfortable navigating it--and actually know what I'm doing when I am? lol THHHAAANNNKS!