So...I have my wonderful new iBook and am getting acquainted with OSX Panther...it's all fantastic...now, however, I need to get some serious software to get my work done. Before I go further, let me plainly state that I am CLUELESS as regards computers...this is, in fact, my first computer. That said, I don't have $2000 dollars to spend on Adobe, etc. products to do the applications I need to do. So...I was wondering if it would be possible to install some form of Linux, as a second OS on my iBook, so as to use GIMP, Open Office, etc. Essentially, I would work in Linux and play in Panther. If this is possible, how would I go about doing it and what would be the most user-(and newbie-)friendly version of UNIX (I mention Linux, because I found some threads here mentioning that Linux Fedora Core and Red Hat are perhaps the easiest OSs to get started on....) Am I being foolish to attempt this, not having had any background in programming, etc.? Finally, any thoughts as to where to go to buy/download this stuff? Oh, and does anyone know of any serious open source desktop publishing app.s? Thanks and THANKS!