Having succesfully installed mandrake 9.2 with a little help from here, I now need a little help starting to understand how to use it. Nodsu: I like your suggestion about deleteing my win XP D: partition, especially as I have an image of it to burn back to the partition, but I have a problem. Guys, I'm stuck, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I've never used linux before other than to download files from ftp directories with MSIE. I use my computer largely for the internet, as does my partner, but to do so, I need to install a modem driver. I don't know how to install a driver in linux, how to install software, emulators, or even change my screen resolution! This is basically because very little seems to equate to windows, and if it does, I can't find it! If anybody could help me with just one or two of these things, I would be a very greatful person indeed.