Few days ago I suggested to try Ubuntu Linux as your desktop operating system instead of Microsoft Windows. Here are few more points which may be helpful.
- You can try Ubuntu Linux without installing it on your computer. Just put the CD into your computer’s cd/dvd drive and select the live desktop when it shows initial boot options. Ubuntu will discover and configure almost your hardware appropriately (including most wireless network cards). You should be able to browse Internet, try out OpenOffice and few other things of interest.
- You can start installation on your hard disk from this live cd environment.
- You do not need to have a free partition on your hard drive. You can install it on your existing C: or D: drive. (Though hard disk performance will be suboptimal)
Feel free to share your experiences here.