HI ;D ;D
IMO I think you shouldn't your just going to run into too many problems, especially (spelling ???) on newer hardware.
But what I do suggest is get fedora http://fedora.redhat.com and start there, if you have access to xDSL or cable download that one, if you don't ask someone to download it for you.
Here are some helpful liks you might want to bookmake
www.linuxjunior.org ;D Geat place to ask for help
http://www.tldp.org/ lots of tutorials
http://rute.2038bug.com/rute.html.gz online book
www.freshrpms.net good plce to get hold of apt-get
http://www.linux-tutorial.info/ another good tutorial site
http://linuxjunior.org/cgi-bin/pet/pet.cgi linux junior PET (Plain English Tutorial)
http://icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php (Games list)
www.winehq.com (windows emulator) wotk good dont try runing kazaa
http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.
Hope This helps You