We've got a new desktop and laptop arriving sometime mid-January (courtesy of my wife's phD program), so we're thinking now might be the time to experiment with a non-Windows OS.
Anybody here use Linux? What's the best flavor to try for a newbie? I've heard good things about Red Hat, Mandrake, Xandros, etc... Is Knoppix any good?
I realise there's probably not a lot of Linux users here, but any advice would be appreciated.