I have been a Windows user for a while. But all these security apps, conflicting, BSOD's, etc have me wondering about some type of option. What are the good and bad points of switching to Linux? Will I still be able to view all web pages, see and play videos, get all email, etc with Linux? Is it easy to learn and is there a Linux version that has a similar GUI to Windows? Also, what about the security I will need with Linux? I assume there are some Open Source options. Is there a way to keep my Windows while I learn Linux? Currently I have XP home edition. Thanks.