I first demoed Versora Progression Desktop at LinuxWorld Boston in February of 2005, and was impressed by what it could do. Basically it takes all of your essential data and program settings (and even some decidedly nonessential settings) and transfers them to GNU/Linux. I hadn't heard much from the company since then -- until Linspire announced a partnership with them recently. The deal is, Progression Desktop will move you from Windows to Linspire without any hassle.
Versora specializes in migration software. You can migrate databases, servers, and other programs from Microsoft-centric platforms to GNU/Linux-based solutions. Progression Desktop is their consumer-grade product.
Linspire (formerly known as LindowsOS) is an easy to install and easy to use Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution (click here for my review of version 5.0). It's kind of like the America Online of GNU/Linux; while it's perfect for beginners, it's expensive compared to other competing solutions and you can grow out of it quickly if you have a mind for more advanced systems.
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