I am currently running Win95 on a Pentium 166 with 128mb ram and have 3 fixed hard drives. I am anxieous to give Linux a shoot as an alternative OS, I don't wish to change my operating system since all of my programs are Windows based. #1) will I be able to use any, all or some of my existing software? #2)How do I get my hands on a copy of Linux as a sample or demo and relative software? #3) How do I load Linux onto my computer and still maintain my current Win95 configuration and is it possible to have a dual boot situation on my computer? #5) Will I have to reconfigure all or some of my hardware settings and or drivers? #4) What Linux software is available for free and where can I obtain it? Finally is there any tricks, hints or suggestions that I should be aware of?
Thanks ahead of time!