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Linux Vs. Windows XP in serving and hosting Geeklog?

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Geeklog.net I've been wanting to try Linux for years. Been hesitant though because its simply different. Yesterday I ran across an article which points to Live Evaluation CDs. Basically you can boot Linux up using a CD-ROM.

Within just one hour I've downloaded the Knoppix and SUSE versions and hey, they're pretty good.

Its hard to get an unbiased opinion sometimes but I am thinking about hosting Geeklog on my own machine. Currently I am running Windows XP on a 1.2 Athlon with 512RAM.

XP runs great but how would Linux compare if I decided to install it? I heard its so good IBM installed it on a wris*censored*ch...

Should I notice a difference? Using its GUI (KDE or is it Knome) will I see an improvement if I get around to hosting and serving with it compared to XP? I know I probably shouldn't be asking this here but the reason why I am is because XP serves great but will Linux run and serve Geeklog better or should I stay with XP?

Also one last note... I've only tried out the Evaluation CDs of SUSE and Knoppix... Is their a better version such as Redhat or Mandrake? I am trying to serve...

I'm looking for opinions before I reach a decision. Thanks for any feedback :)