With the fall producing a bounty of exciting new distribution
releases, Open for Business will spend the next few weeks providing
a report on some of them, and then pit them against each other to
find out what the best overall distribution is.
"The challengers include some venerable favorites like Mandrake
Linux and SuSE Linux, but we will also spend time with new entrants
into the 'distro wars,' such as LindowsOS and Xandros Desktop. It
is our hope that the OfB Labs tests on these packages will help you
get the new year started off right with a sparkling new
"What exactly will we be looking for? Generally speaking, we
will consider ease of installation, general user friendliness, the
ease of getting updates, and how well suited each distribution is
to average desktop usage. With the push for a Linux desktop
starting up in full gear again, this is certainly an exciting time
to be considering distributions for these types of things..."