I am using Windows XP. It is a old system and I am really fed up with those daily threats.I am looking for a new experience or tired of viruses, spyware, Trojans invading my PC. In a month atleast one time I need to format and reinstall my system. Even in such a paid software the issue is just hectic. I am a beginner who wants to install a distribution of GNU / Linux and on the same want to keep Windows in dual boot to Linux. There are many Linux distribution and anyone can be chosen. I will go for the more newest one. Now I have around 250GB of hard drive. This is enough for the disk space. What should I do to begin with dual boot system. In a dual boot system atleast I can have a working system. I found my friend using this and he can also view all the folders of Windows. So that is going to make my job much easier.