"...the number of commercial Linux desktop alternatives is suddenly increasing. Red Hat is launching a Linux desktop focused on many corporate functions. Sun Microsystems, which until recently seemed to ebb and flow on its support for Linux, is now poised to offer its own Linux-based business desktop alternative as well.
But that's not all. Mandrake, a longtime leader for desktop Linux, and newcomer Lindows are both available preloaded on PCs from the Web site of retail giant Wal-Mart. The low-end Lindows system has even managed to break the unthinkable $200 price barrier. Earthlink also has been enrolled as a Lindows-compatible ISP. Suddenly, Linux for the consumer desktop is readily available, trivial to set up, and amazingly affordable."