So I just got a virus on my Windows XP computer. I need to format it and start over. This time I'm seriously considering running Linux, I haven't decided what distro yet. So, the question is, should I run Linux over Windows XP? About me: -I am not really an expert computer user, though I am certainly not clueless either. -I know relatively little about the internal workings of my computer. -I know almost nothing about how networks work (and I would need to get this laptop to connect to several different networks). -I rarely play video games. -I do a fair amount of programming for scientific applications, typically I use Python or various scripting languages. -I'm not sure how I feel about open office, I didn't like it so much when I last looked at it a few years ago.