Tux the Penguin
Tux, a cute looking Penguin is the Linux Mascot. Linux is not one but several different operating systems using the Linux Kernel. These operating systems include Ubuntu, Suse, Mint and Fedora amongst others.
But Linux is actually quite versatile. Most Linux operating systems will run off a USB stick or a disk, allowing you to try it before loading it on you computer. That same live disk will work as a rescue disk and allow you to move files and folders already on a machine that has crashed.
Linux is also not just for Geeks and Nerds. If you can use Microsoft Windows or Apple, you can use Linux. You will find no different and no more difficult to use. Documents, photos , movies and music opens as easily in Linux as it does in Windows
Two major differences between Linux and Windows or Apple, is the cost. Linux is Open Source and most probably free. It will come bundled with the software you need to complete most tasks. And if you need software, there is a wide choice of software available fee.
Another difference between Linux and Windows and Apple is the Desktop or rather, the variety of Desktops available.
Did you know that you could already be using Linux. One of the most popular operating systems in use for mobile phones and tablets, Android is based on Linux. So are you ready to try Linux?
The easiest way to do this is to use a Live Disk. Go to Distro Watch and choose the Distro that most appeals to you, download it and burn it to a CD or DVD. Put the disk into your PC and reboot and try the Live Desk. At the end of the session, shut down and reboot the system.
When you fell comfortable with Linux, you can run it side by side with Windows or Apple. Simply add it to your PC, it will divide your hard drive and add a Dual Boot system, that will allow you to move between systems.
So what are you waiting for?
Side Note: If you still do not which Distro to use first, try Mint.