thanks folks! Why haven't I heard of this before? lol I had heard of Linux, long ago, from a computer guru friend of mine. But I had no idea. To be honest (and slightly embarrassed) the only computer games I play are the silly face book games. Mindless entertainment for a lunch break. I like my X-Box for real games.
Would I need to transfer all my photos, music and such to a stick or does it migrate over? The only other item I run is my printer. Sounds like drivers are easy to find.