Yer, I agree with Swiko. Linux can be initially very confusing… but, I guess it’s all part of the cool fun of finding out about stuff. I mean, try explaining to someone about mounting file systems. geepers.
“but, why isn’t it just THERE!?! why do I have to type mnt /dev/hda1 /mnt/dos to see my C: driiIIIiive!”
Having said THAT, then getting started isn’t too difficult. You just need to get some linux distribution such as RedHat (and, no, you don’t NEED to buy it if you have access to a network or a cd-burner and plenty of patience and boot to the CD. I’ve installed TurboLinux, RedHat and Mandrake, and it’s all reasonably straightforward…
You should really pick up a book on Linux, I think? I mean, how else do you know how to start X with startX, hmmm?? Or what a .xsession does? or a .cshrc?? so… getting a book or a linux guru to give you a hand is probably a GOod Thing
my 2c worth