Re: Searching for a Linux distro
You can do everything you can do on linux that you can windows, but I don't think any *nix o/s can execute win32 exes. This is because when the source is compiled it's compiled for the win32 platform. Same thing with *nix to windows. But there may be software that lets you emulate a win32 enviorment. Usually though they port stuff and you just find the stuff. Any *nix o/s can open zip but I think gzip is more standard for *nix. And you have to have a program to open zip, gzip, any compressed file.
Linux uses a few partition types, ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs. But you can make another partition and use the file system NTFS.
Linux's directories are different than windows they're like this /path/to/file.
It sounds like you should just stick to windows.
Windows: A thirty-two bit extension and GUI shell to a sixteen bit patch to an eight bit operating system originally coded for a four bit microprocessor and sold by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.