"Linux is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, and traditionally the
domain of hardcore computer geeks. But that's changing. The last
few years have seen rapid development in the desktop sphere for
Linux, so much so that it's now emerging as a replacement for
"That's not to say it's everyone's cup of tea--Linux isn't
Windows, and works a little differently. Nevertheless, it's making
inroads into mainstream consumer systems, thanks in part to
low-cost Linux-based laptops such as the ASUS Eee PC..."