01/05/2006: Interested in trying out Linux, but a bit confused?
I can understand; there are so many different distributions, and it's hard to know exactly where to get started.
If that's your situation, you might want to try The Linux Distribution Chooser. Basically, it's a "wizard" (you Windows users already will be familiar with that concept) that will prompt you for answers to a few basic questions. Provide those answers, and the chooser will give you a list of Linux distributions that meet your criteria, as well as a list of "also rans" that came close, but missed out on one or more of the requirements you specified.
And apparently it's pretty well thought out; I've always been a big Mandriva fan (going back to Mandrake Linux 8.0), and the chooser lists Mandriva as one of my "perfect matches". Makes me feel good about throwing some money to Mandriva for the latest version (which I'll be doing shortly; it's about that time again).
Len on 01.05.06 @ 06:22 AM CST