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OK. I've had it with Win 2K and I'm seriously considering the switch to Linux. I am not a technical person, really just a user. And I don't want to lose MS Word, Excel, Outlook Express and the rest of my MS Office suite. How stupid am I?
Defenitlly worth the switch Open Office is identical to MS Office and will open all it's files. It comes with RedHat. along with everything else you will ever need. You should try a live ver. first so you can get the feel for linux. Knoppix is good, As long as your cdrom isn't to slow. Keep in mind RH and Mandrake come with alot more software pre-installed.