I'm thinking about adding Linux to my system. I have no particular reason for doing it except that I'm a geek and I've been curious about it for a while.
I doubt I'll ever want to make a full switch, as I have SO MUCH software for Windows XP and I would hate to lose all of my functionality. Linux has a lot of great open source software, but most of the stuff I would want (OpenOffice, Audacity, etc.) is already ported over to XP.
So what benefits would I get for adding Linux to my system? I know it's leaner and more stable than Windows, but is there anything cool that I could do in Linux that I couldn't do in Windows? I'm particularly interested in music/audio, but I'd be open to hearing about any other cool stuff.