What’s the best choice for a novice Linux user?

By Tracey Capen

It’s unlikely that Linux will ever be on every desktop PC, but there’s a growing and dedicated corps of PC users that find it far more than a curiosity.

Linux use ranges from simple desktop terminals to supercomputers, and advocates point to its flexibility and open-source coding as just some of the reasons it makes a superior development platform.

In his post, “I need help choosing a version of Linux,” Eric Findley wants to try this operating environment in diskless terminals. But he’s new to Linux, and he’s hoping other Lounge members can suggest the best version of the OS for his application. More»

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The Lounge Life column is a digest of the best of the WS Lounge discussion board. Tracey Capen is technical editor of WindowsSecrets.com.
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About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.