Linux has been a popular choice in the server operating system market. But now various companies have come out with the desktop versions.
Linux is becoming increasingly popular on desktop and laptop computers. Many popular applications work on a wide variety of linux distributions including the Mozilla Firefox and Openoffice.org.
Here is a list of some freely available Linux distributions for desktop and laptop computers.
Ubuntu is currently the most popular linux distribution available for desktop computers. It is a community developed Linux distribution for laptops desktops and servers and contains all the applications you need like a web browser presentaion document and spreadsheet software instant messaging and much more.
Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.
The primary difference between Linux and many other popular contemporary operating systems is that the Linux kernel and other components are free and open source software.