"When it comes to Linux, there is no one size fits all
answer. But, unlike other desktop operating systems, Linux doesn't
try to squeeze you into a system's that's too large or too small.
Instead, Linux offers a wide variety of distributions and one of
them is likely be the right one for you.
"Linux, you see, is a family of operating systems. They share
the same father, but each distribution has its own personality and
its own audience. For example, if you really wanted to, you can
have a Linux distribution that looks and act like Windows XP, but
which underneath its Microsoft-like surface is actually running
Ubuntu Linux. Or, if that doesn't strike your fancy, you can always
make the popular Ubuntu distribution into a Mac OS X