I'm ditching Windows. I'm going to clean things up tonight, and probably install and get the whole shebang working tomorrow. So goes the theory. I'm switching to Mandrake; after glancing through at a few of distros, this is the one that's made me go "Hmmm.. this is the one I want."
So tonight, I'm going to make sure I have one clean drive to install on, with all of my documents and images backed up downstairs. Once I've got Mandrake up and running, then I reformat all the NTFS drives. I'm looking forward to the switch.