I managed it without screwing up my pc but i couldnt get it to work with my wireless internet card. I want to install it downstairs on my parents pc (wired internet) their running windows 98! but they wont let me .Anywho my prefered os, well i use win xp but i would probably be on linux if it worked with my wireless card, i worked on it for days trying to get it to work but to no avail. Im sure it would be possible to get my card working but i dont have the know how, which is where windows xp comes in its much easier to use but its made by microsoft and costs money . Thats one reason why i like linux because its free! I also like osx even though ive hardly used it, i just quite like apples clean look and nice UI. Havent got a clue about unix see ill admit to being stupid!