Desktop Linux has a good article about Mepis Linux, a distribution that can run from a CD-ROM and be easily installed (while running) on your hard drive. Great introduction to the variety of applications freely available in the open source world! Check it out: The Best Free Desktop Linux . . . and how to make it better.
The Best Free Desktop Linux . . . and how to make it better
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I recommend you use Linux for your server(s). Mine are so reliable, it shocked me that after years of Microsoft-based expectations, I have no complaints now after many many years experience with Linux servers supporting a mixed Win2K and Apple OSX workstation network. Freelock has really opened my eyes to what I should be expecting from enterprise software. Linux is simply much better than anything Microsoft has done, and even on Microsoft's best day, Microsoft is too expensive, too proprietary and too unreliable. There is just no reason to keep putting ourself through that grief, constant change, and endless high cost.George Roberston & Associates