I want to add Linux to my laptop, but need to keep windows and the files that are currently on this computer. Can anyone give me suggestions or the differences between the main Linux versions? (Mandrake, Gentoo, and SuSE) I want to install and learn Linux and broaden my abilities, but I'm not sure which to start with, and what the differences are among them. Can anyone give any help or insight as to which I should attempt first? I would really like to learn and not sure where to start. Can someone shed the light on these three Linux versions? (Mandrake, Gentoo, and SuSE) I searched around some more and seems as if Gentoo is harder to learn, but more customizable. I'm fresh and brand new at Linux, but I want to learn it and be able to work with the system. Any suggestions at all? What do the different versions have to offer and what's the difference?