My laptop is currently running XP home edition SP3 32-bit. Am i able to run, linux (ubuntu etc.. or whatever) along side XP without having to format the drive? My Laptop is a Compaq Presario V2000. 1.8ghz cpu, ATI 128mb graphics, 512mb ram (am going to upgrade ram eventually). I've heard good things about Linux and i really want to use it, along side my already installed XP home. Also, what happens if i find that i don't like linux? how would i remove it without damaging XP and if i got rid of linux, would it restore all the disk space to XP?