[ Thanks to Amy
Kucharik for this link. ]
“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