Originally Posted by ikegreg40906
How does Linux Xp compared to the other Linux OS?
When I tried it about a year ago it looked like some work had been put into it but it was not there yet and it seeks to also copy Windows restrictions which a current Linux user can only find both bizarre and offensive. I do not know if the "only 99 boots then you need a license" on the freely available edition is a joke or for real. Since it's main appeal is to sound like it is Windows XP on Linux there is really no problem choosing another distribution.
Personally I do not find Linux XP, Linspire, or Xandros superior to other distributions. Of the three I would rank Linux XP last.
For someone totally new I would suggest trying the Knoppix "live" CD/DVD. I would suggest Suse, Mandriva, Fedora, or Ubuntu (or variation) for hard disk install depending on the PC and other factors. Vector Linux is also very nice as it has multi-media apps running by default.
Ubuntu also runs as a "live" CD so you can try it out before installing. That may be your best choice.