I have a MB, and love it. I also hav ea desktop PC, 2.5ghz processor, 1 gig of ram. I have a 120 gig drive as C, an 80 gig drive that's internal, and a 250 gig drive that is hooked up externally to the PC, and I access it over the network with my MB for picture backup. In another few weeks, I'mgoing to finish editing a video on the PC with Sony Vegas. I've got almost everything backed up on the external drive, but I'm going to be cleaning out the folders and probably backing everything important up to dvd as well. Before college starts, I want to reformat both internal drives on the PC. Then, I want to run Linux. Installing Linux shouldn't be too hard, I just download the stuff, burn the cd with the ISO images, then reformat my drives, and insert the disk, right? Well, I don't like XP that much, but there is always the chance tha tI'll need it to edit more stuff on, with Vegas. So I'd really love to partition my drives somehow so I can run both of them. How hard is that to do? What do I do? In the future I'd also like to get another 250 gig external drive and mirror them to each other, and what might be neat is to, if it is possible, make the 120 into an effective 80 gig drive, by partitioning, and run Linux on a RAID setup, and use the 40 gigs on the 120 for my XP partition. But, I don't know anything about RAID and if itis hardware or software....but if I could do that, I understand you can split data 50/50, or something like 60/60, so if one drive fails, the other drive can recreate the failed drive. If I could do something like that, that'd be wonderful. I am decently computer literate, but I really prefer simple instructions that don't explain how it works or the coding or anything.... If anyone can direct me to specific webpages or threads that would let me know how to do what I want to do, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!