Before I head to bed...
My father-in-law called tonight and asked about 'how to install linux' on his WinXp box. A chill ran through my spine.
A straight install on a clean box is cake, but repartioning an active WinXP drive to make room for linux and getting the boot partion right is no small task for someone whose never even used linux before.
I steered him toward finding an eager graduate student to help him with this.