Linux pundits would have you think that Linux distributions like Mandriva or Fedora Core are now ready to replace Windows on PCs. But are they really? If you’re seriously considering making Linux your desktop operating system, you might want to read up on the Pros and Cons of moving to Linux. If that stirred your interest, the beginner’s guide to moving Windows to Linux should help you ease along to the Linux distribution of your choice.
My take: Linux is now shaping up very nicely for a simple desktop system – in fact, I’d used Lycoris Linux for a while on my PC, and it was a really nice experience. It does lack some applications Windows or Macintosh users take for granted, but it is slowly catching up, with the essentials already covered by the likes of the cross-platform Open Office and Mozilla Firefox.