what's wrong with my handbag? If anyone would like to buy me a new purse, I would be totally okay with it, of course.
Okay, so I have successfully installed Kubuntu onto my new box. I was going to use SUSE but after some people suggested that I not use SUSE, I reconsidered and did a little more research, and decided on Kubuntu, which is ubuntu but with KDE. I booted with System Rescue CD first to wipe the drive because it was my younger sister's old drive and who knows what could be on there. Then I had no problem installing Kubuntu with the dvd I burned from the iso. It looks so pretty! I named the computer Comet, the name of Supergirl's horse.
I set the new box up to use a KVM so it's working fine sharing the keyboard and monitor with my Windows box, but I did have some trouble with the mouse, so I just have two different mice plugged in for now, and I'll look into that later.
Now, it seems, is the challenging part! I am working through the documentation and wikis and things to learn about the OS so that I can, like, install things and do things with it.