Is Linux right for you?




Caldera OpenLinux 2.4


Caldera prides itself on easy installation (you can play a game of Tetris as the OS installs); it focuses mainly on business users.

Corel Linux OS 1.0


(standard edition)

The new kid on the block, the 1.0 release has a few rough edges but is the easiest, friendliest Linux yet.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1


Corel built on this distribution to create its own product. Debian does not yet market its distribution directly, but you can grab a CD from online resellers. No support is included.

Linux Mandrake 7.0


(PowerPack edition)

Originally an offshoot of the RedHat distribution, Mandrake now has a comprehensive Linux installation program.

RedHat Linux 6.2


$150 (Deluxe)

$300 (Professional)

One of the oldest, most trusted distributions around, RedHat has long been considered by many Linux veterans to be the best distribution for Linux servers.

Slackware Linux 7


The granddaddy of Linux distributions - think of it as a "by hackers, for hackers" offering. Walnut Creek CD-ROM distributes and markets Slackware.

SuSE Linux 6.3


This German distribution is popular in Europe. It sets itself apart from the rest of the pack by shipping with hundreds of applications.

TurboLinux Workstation 6.0


The most popular distribution in Asia, TurboLinux is gaining support in the West among IT professionals who tie many PCs together to act as one powerful computer (a technique know as clustering).

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