Okay, the Kubuntu was a mistake. I tried it on my laptop I use for school, and forgot to back up my data. This became a bad idea when I got a GRUB error 17. It is very hard to learn programming without a computer, and I couldn't even get back into Vista. Luckily, the linux deities upstairs had some freaky kung-fu coding skill, and they were able to recover the system fully. I have sworn off dual-booting, and the next time I experiment with linux, it will be on a separate machine in a Faraday cage.