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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Migrating Your XP Desktop to Linux

Nov 07, 2004, 11:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Let's say that you want to ditch Microsoft Windows XP Home and use Linux. The first step is to select from the broad ranges of suppliers of the GNU/Linux operating system. A relatively complete list is available at Distrowatch, giving you a chance to select a distribution that matches your specific wishes.

"If you have hard time deciding which distribution to use, you could select a software package that only aims at the desktop use, such as Xandros which delivers a nice desktop and a broad set of products from which to choose. One, for example, Linspire, which aims for full desktop functionality, including telephony. Linspire's friendly interface makes Windows users feel at home rapidly. Another option would be the free software on a single CD called Knoppix..."

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