I tried "SLAX." I tried "KNOPPIX." I tried "BCC-LNX." Guess how many of them booted up for me to try? One of them. The BCC-LNX did, but it didnt like my mouse. So, I burned an Ubuntu Live CD (somehow, I think it was my dad, actually). Vwala. It boots up and runs fine!
Now: I have the option of installing from this disk. Will it just install the stuff that is in the live cd, or will it install a full Ubuntu installation? I was thinking of getting rid of either my Redhat 9 or my WIndows 98 installs (yes, I know, old stuff). Is Ubuntu good? I mean easy to maintain and use? Is there an Ubuntu equivalent of "yum?"