If you ever wanted to try out Linux but didn’t want to go through the hassle of installing and configuring it (and you’re on broadband), this is a great way to do it for free:
Community-built virtual machines are built and hosted by individuals in the VMware community. The list of community-built virtual machines contains a growing set of virtual machines designed for a variety of purposes. See what your peers in the community are building.To download any of the pre-built virtual machines below, simply download the virtual machine and run it in the free VMware Player.
They have preinstalled Fedora, FreeBSD, SUSE w/KDE, Kubuntu and even ReactOS.