Originally posted by germcevoyi've been hearing a lot about linux on the technology podcasts I get. Never understood it much. How does it look?
So far I've tried Ubuntu (my favourite), Fedora, Novell SUSE, RedHat, YellowDog (used on the PlayStation3), Knoppix and some little USB distributions. They're all pretty cool to use and easy enough - if you can use Windows or a Mac, you can pick up Linux basics in a few days.
Linux (most) are free to download, share and use and come with all open-source (code is redistributable and modifiable by anyone on apps like Firefox, OpenOffice etc). Remember it's an entire operating system like Windows or Mac, so it's something totally different.