Ok well i finally got the balls to take the first step and jump feet first into Linux. I chose a small version of Linux called Puppy Linux. This version is quite stable from what ive gotten to so far. I'm at the point where i am looking into the feasibility of using it as a business computer to do paperwork, track balances and what not. I have puppy installed on a CD-RW, and the data is saved to USB, and then i have the HDD on the e machine hooked up so i can listen to music and what not. I know Linux is virtually virus free, but is Puppy the better more secure of the Linux series? Are linux viruses dependent on the distro, or are they universal? If i had a few bad viruses on the old e-Machine that were windows based, would these viruses run and do what ever they do while i have puppy running? Im wondering because i suspected i had a keylogger virus on the emachine, and if i am running linux will the vuris record my activities if i go to my bank's website to check money or something. Thanks.