|Linux is great. Mind you its Linux though, not Linix.|
Make a partition when you install Linux. Prioritise on what you'll be using, ie if you used Windows most then set more mb to windows than linux. If you use Linux most, set more mb to linux.
|hi, easy one this.|
there are a multitude of linix OS's out there now, a simple google search will offer plenty.
the best option so as not to interfere with your existing OS is to get a 'live' linux, you need to download the ISO file and burn it to cd.
these 'live' cd's are designed to run from the cd with no install needed so you can get a good look and feel for linux before you make your pc a dual boot or linux only.
i would advise trying as many of the different linux offerings as you can be bothered with, they all differ in some way so find one you are comfortable with.
Mepis is pretty easy to get on with, SLAX-Kill Bill (got to love that name) and more recently 'Linspire' (i believe this was originally called 'lindows' but a certain man did not like the idea lol)
good luck and stick with it, although strange at first there are many tutorials and helpful sites on the web.