I did not like failing on my first attempt with Linux. And maybe I wanted to give myself an excuse to buy a MacBook whose MacOS is based on Unix.
For some bizarre reason I decided to try to load Linux on my one PC, a Dell laptop of little note. I want to preserve WindowsXP, you know, in case Linux cannot do stuff like the stuff it could not do when I briefly had that Dell mini 910 on which Dell had installed Ubuntu Linux, one of the many Linux flavors.
I have developed an increased belligerence toward the Linux community for their impractical, self-laudatory, non-commercial attitude. I also have decided to pronounce Linux as I had when I first learned of it, with a long i.
The latest silliness: Ubuntu Linux encourages you to download the operating system (OS). Here are the choices: