+ 0 Votes Windows harveywilkins November 18, 2013 at 12:46am PST I did not yet try Linux but Windows is really great specially if you have a license.In fact in Finland windows and Microsoft are one of the choice of many IT companies.In fact <a href="http://www.mepco.fi/default.asp?viewID=2380">Microsoft Dynamics CRM</a> is very helpful now a days in some business including using the new windows which is amazing but still i am also wondering in Linux cause many saying it was a nice one. + 0 Votes In addition to what everyone is recommending Slayer_ November 12, 2013 at 7:21am PST I just want to point out that the latest version of Mint has gotta stupid again, it doesn't even have WINE installed by default anymore. Probably better off with Zorin. http://zorin-os.com/index.html + 0 Votes Moving to Linux davep.lowes November 12, 2013 at 2:26am PST It depends on what software you want to run on the Linux platform. I've got the new Ubuntu running alongside XP and in Ubuntu you can browse to a "store" page and download open source software such as Open Office which produces files compatible with MS Office. It really depend what software yo want. + 0 Votes If you can post here you can download linux. OH Smeg Updated - October 29, 2013 at 6:52am PST It's just a matter of downloading the ISO file burning it to a disc if your system will not boot from USB and boot off the disc. You can download any Linux Distro and go from there. You can go to distrowatch and get most of the available distributions. http://distrowatch.com Col + 0 Votes If you really don't want to use the unlicensed os to download linux Painterman October 29, 2013 at 6:52am PST If you really don't want to use the unlicensed os to download linux just trot around to your local newsagent and buy o linux magazine like Linux format or similar with a free live cd on the cover and use that to boot into linux and then download which ever distro you want (assuming that it wasn't on the disk already). painterman. (Linux user since 2007) + 0 Votes Well, not knowing what type of computer you have, wizard57m-cnet Moderator October 26, 2013 at 10:41am PST my advice would be to have a friend/relative loan you theirs, and then maybe if you have a USB thumb drive of at least 2 gig, download one of the live Linux distributions (I prefer Slax, use both version 6.1.2 and 7.0.5, not too difficult to get setup and running) and boot your computer with the live Linux. You could also have them burn a live Linux CD. By the way, how are you posting your question? You must have some internet access now, so put it to use, download a live Linux and give it a shot. As I said, I prefer Slax, and if your PC is relatively new (less than 4 years old) then 7.0.5 should work without any difficulties. If your system is slightly older, then try 6.1.2. 7.0.5 home page is http://www.slax.org 6.1.2 home page is http://old.slax.org + 0 Votes Several suggestions... Galaxy4643 October 25, 2013 at 4:35pm PST Have a friend download and burn a Linux disk. Or go to the following link and buy one for about $6.00. The most downloaded version of Linux is Linux Mint. https://www.osdisc.com/products/linux/linuxmint .