"It's time to make the leap to Linux. Everyone else is. In fact,
in the past month alone, mainstream tech companies Intel and IBM
have invested in the open source operating system. And Corel has
even issued a version of Linux, one aimed at home users."
"But once you decide to take the plunge, you've got a tough
decision ahead: you must choose one of the dozens of available
distributions, or packaged versions, of the OS. And since Linux is
traditionally a server platform that competes against the likes of
Windows NT, many distributions cater exclusively to a tech-savvy
crowd. But as Linux gains popularity, workstation versions--such as
Corel Linux--have begun to crop up, too, groping for a place on
"To help you choose the best Linux version for you, CNET
examined the seven most popular distributions available. We
installed them, picked through their documentation, and evaluated
their strengths as desktop OSs and as enterprise-level
servers. Many Linux newbies now want to use Linux at home and
at work, so we kept a special eye out for distributions that are
easy to install and use. Read on to find your Linux soul mate."
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