Wont do the full story now. Just to say I had been wanting to give Linux a try for quite a while, and although I have a few spare old computers around it wasn’t until I got hold of an old laptop to play with that I started to experiment with Linux. I’d heard so much good stuff and I really wanted to learn about it.
Long story short, the main thing I learnt was about reinstalling Windows ( twice 🙂 ). I think that laptop must be the most Linux-incompatible machine in the world LOL. Long story some other time.