I am building a couple of new systems (just hobbyist stuff) and am thinking
about making one of them a Linux box. I'm aware there are different versions
of Linux and that's about ALL I know about it. Any help, advice, suggestions
or comments would be much appreciated.
This would be for a home system with fairly usual activities in mind: Web
surfing, word processing, spreadsheeting, image editing, networking with
existing Windows machines (XP, 2000Pro, WinME and Win98SE). Compatibility
with Word 2002 and Excel 97 would be strongly desired, and Photoshop too if
Any good links for a rank newbie at Linux appreciated also. TIA.