Linux as a Desktop Replacement

By Deane Barker on March 11, 2004

Open-source gets serious: A new window on Linux: USA Today reviews five Linux distros as Windows replacements.

None proved to be the clear front-runner. Rather, three of the solutions — the ones from, Lycoris and Xandros — proved evenly matched and ideally suited to replace either Windows or Macintosh systems with ease.

The other two Linux offerings — from Libranet and MandrakeSoft — are viable desktop replacements but don’t offer the same level of automation and graphical tools as the other solutions.