thanks so much for the advice.
Ya know, when i first thought about getting into linux, i heard about how elitist nixers were, now,, after playing with vector and getting help on their forums, and with the questions i have posted here, i see that it was a myth. The linux community seems to be just that, a community wanting to see people learn real computer skills, not just how to use a mouse and check boxes in a pretty environment.
thanks so much!
Linux,,,, you mean them penguins, right (or could they be puffins)?