well, i have a myriad of dangerous viruses on my windows xp, and im WAY to cheap to pay for a mac or windows 7. so i thought i might switch over to linux, all of a sudden i was presented with a RIDICULOUS amount of choices... i narrowed it down to ubuntu and kubuntu but i dont really know what the difference is. i do like gaming quite a bit (except buying actual pc game discs, ill stick with my wii for real games), i'm sort of an end-user (no real experience with complicated things), and i like all my windows programs, so is wine really all that reliable for running windows programs? is there a different linux i should look into? should i make my computer a dual boot xp/linux (is there any problems with this? how does it work?). as you can see, i have a lot of questions, please vote and give reasons. IF YOU RECOMMEND A DIFFERENT LINUX DISTRIBUTION PLEASE SAY WHICH ONE!!!!!!!!