Giving Linux a Try

The past few weeks, we've gotten a few requests to try alternatives to Microsoft Windows. Linux has come a long way in just the past few years. There are two that are extremely easy to try. So easy in fact, you don't even have to install them. They run straight off of CD. Ubuntu is one distribution of Linux that is community developed. It fairly low system requirements, and can run directly off of CD. 

You can download it here. You can find a getting started guide here. Puppy is another excellent distribution of Linux. It's extremely easy to use, and is a bit more stripped down than Ubuntu.

You can download it here.

Lifehacker has an excellent getting started guide for Puppy Linux here.