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Celebrity Deathmatch: Windows XP vs SUSE Linux

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The mission that I set for myself some months ago was to find a desktop Linux worthy of replacing Windows XP—to rejoin the world of free software. Make no mistake—Linux is a worthy server operating system. It runs many servers around the world. The distinction here is between server uses and desktop or consumer uses of an operating system. The question on my mind then was whether Linux had grown into something worthy of replacing the typical desktop operating system from Microsoft.

I started my search for a desktop Linux with one of the biggest names in the Linux world: Red Hat, Inc.

For several months, I used Fedora Core 4. It had its good points, and it also had some problems.

My next stop in this quest was Debian GNU/Linux.

A friend of mine in Minneapolis was using a Linux that I had never tried before: SUSE Linux. Originally from Germany, SUSE Linux is now a product of Novell. SUSE is also going with a community oriented approach like Fedora that they call openSUSE. But I decided I wanted to go with the commercial SUSE, which is available by the way for $53.99 from Amazon.com. I have yet to do that though because I ended up downloading the evaluation version of SUSE Linux from the Internet. It’s a DVD worth of good stuff.

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