Alternative OS

  [email protected] 22:19 09 Oct 2005

Hi, hope someone can help.

I am looking for an alternative OS to run on a PC, instead of my cureent Windows XP.

Now I am interested to try some different OS and wondered if anyone can recommend an alternative.
At this stage I dont want to change any hardware, but there could always be a possability to upgrade completly latter.

I have had a search but not to sure what to go for.
Any help would be much appreciated.



  DieSse 22:29 09 Oct 2005

Linux - Linspire or Xandros. I use both - both are graphical, simple to follow after Windows - install straightforwardly - include browser, email, Office Suite, etc.

Linspire is a commercial version - Xandros is also a commercial version, but also has a free download version. Linspire has more ready-to-install and run software. Lspire is one licence only for all your systems (in a household).

Both will dual boot with WinXP.

I recommend you check them both out.

  dan11 22:40 09 Oct 2005

Can also recommend linspire. It has the added advantage that it can be run from the cd, so you can keep windows while you try.

There was a link to a free download of linspire in the consumer section ( if I remember correctly) but unfortunately the date to register for a free copy has passed.:-(

  [email protected] 22:52 09 Oct 2005


I shall have a look at this and get back to you both.



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