hello! i am currently trying to consider linux to use in my pc. coming from windows, i am much into the use of gui and less of the command line (if my term is correct). reading reviews, i've made up my mind in using mandrake. meanwhile, i have this question: each distribution boasts of the thousands of softwares that come with them. however, many softwares have their installer for linux. suppose i've installed mandrake, and would want to install a software that i've downloaded that does not come with it. will i be able to do it? how about the uninstall? thank you in advance. i have some linux softwares that i doubt are included in mandrake. i would certainly like to know if these softwares can be added - they have installers of their own for linux.