Re: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
>My only hesitation is that I still don't understand the underlying functions well enough to be completely comfortable with it and couldn't fix it if I somehow broke it - like I can with Windows.
With modern Linux you shouldn't have too. You only have to take decent care of your home directories for the most part and back them up. I recommend putting them on another drive so if things do get FUBAR you can simply reinstall Linux off the DVD without worry about your home directory (other than perhaps having to tell it where home is and not to format it). I personally hate what RedHat has done to Linux (made it a windows lite non POSIX hairball) but they have made it more friendly for the windows users to migrate.