For those really looking to give Linux a try, this list of the its most popular applications should help to decide if you can really do what you need to do with the Penguin.
Worth checking out even if you don’t run a Linux box anywhere.

It’s nicely dense and has more than just the gimmes–Apache and OpenOffice, for example. Dia (diagramming software ala Microsoft’s Visio), Kaffeine (popular media player) and the venerable GIMP (graphics editing tool) are all there as well as more specialized apps like FreeMED (HIPAA-compliant medical manager).

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