John Gowin writes "If anything is creating a stir in the world of computing these days, it's definitely Linux.
You may have heard a lot of things about Linux, or not much at all, depending on what you read and who you talk to. Comments range from how incredible Linux is and how it will be a serious threat to Microsoft, to how difficult it is to use, and how there's no software support. Well, every tidbit you hear gained life from some sort of truth, but it's hard to put all the facts together when they're being fired at you from all over the place. With this article I hope to tell a prospective Linux user what he or she needs to know to make the decision to switch. I'm not talking enterprise server stuff here, you can find information on that all over the place. I'm talking about the OS on your home PC that you're probably using right now.