Hi, I admit it, I'm a Dummy! I'm in Egypt, but I'm English. I use a Dell Inspiron 1545 which is supposedly running on Windows 7. A while ago, I had some problems with it and sent it to a computer repairer here in Luxor. It came back with a "new" Windows (a copy, actually) and writing in Arabic, of course, from the right. The cost of this was about 2.5GBP, so I suppose that I couldn't complain. At least it was working again. Eventually, with advice from friends, I got it to write in English and from the left, which I managed with until I got home to England and popped in the original Windows disc which came with the machine. The computer was originally my son's, and it came to me when he got another new one. It had the Kaspersky virus thingy on, which naturally disappeared when the repair was carried out in Egypt. Although he saved all my pictures and stuff to his laptop before the Windows disc was put back in, and reloaded them onto it afterwards, he didn't re-install the Kaspersky and now I have picked up this "helpbar" spyware or whatever it is! There doesn't seem to be any particular problems arising from this, but (as I've seen the Linux logo appear on my Blog visitors page and noticed several references to it and its advantages elsewhere) I thought that I might have a go at installing and using Linux in the future. But I don't know where to start, and I don't understand the "jargon"! Can someone help me.......please? I've looked at the FAQ's, but don't understand the terminology, like I said, I'm a Dummy!