Giving desktop Linux a try
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| With the hype around Windows Vista about to reach ear piercing decibel
| levels when Beta2 is released for testing and evaluation, discerning
| computer users will no doubt be evaluating what upgrade path they want
| to take from Windows XP.
| XP has been a fairly good ride, and a long one. Make that a very long one.
| In many respects, this powerful general purpose OS has served its time
| reasonably well, although some would say it has over-served its time.
| During its five-year-plus reign, a lot of changes have taken place in
| the operating system landscape.
| Let me end by offering two Linux distributions I would recommend. If
| you are interested in a commercial version, my pick is SUSE Enterprise
| Desktop, which should be out shortly after you read this. If you want
| a community-based distro, try Debian Kanotix. But you will probablywant
| to explore some on your own.