What's the deal with Linux?
Posted on 2004-09-03
I just got a new laptop and i was wandering of a way to put the old one to use, then i came up with installing linux on it to see how it works...
The problem is first i search for linux and i see some websites trying to sell different versions from $15 - $3000 ( I thought any software assocaited with an OSS was supposed to be free?) and then i see another website where you can download them for free(linuxiso.com). But the problem is there are over 14 different types of Linux.
I was just wandering, which one is the best for Professional (Aspiring) personal use and is "windows-like"?
I think the most popular ones i've heard or seen is Red Hat, Slackware, SuSE, FreeBSD.