Re: Which Linux?
torrent is probably the best way to get it.
And it should be pretty clear what u have to do when installing, just make sure that u DO NOT delete the windows partition. If u delete it, then all of the stuff is gone, u might still be able to recover it, but just don't delete the windows partition. The installer will suggest that it resizes the windows parition, and uses the free space for the linux partition. I've never done it like this, (ive always had the free space which I turned into a linux partition) but there shouldn't be any problems.