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You've probably head this question a million times before and for that I apologise. I havce been using windows for years and I am looking for a new challenge now, I have decided on Linux.
I know its not going to be easy and I am willing to put the effort in. The only thing I need to decide now is which distribution to use. I have not seen anything definitive about the ins and outs of each one. I am looking to use it only on a single desktop. Does anyone have a URL that explains the features of each distribution? Or is anyone willing to post it here.
You dont need more than a 3-5GB partition to give a distro a good test. With the size of disk drives being what they are now days you can have as many distros installed as you like, and play till your hearts content.