Distro Differences??

From: Alan (dunka_at_dsl.pipex.com)
Date: 08/06/04

Date: Fri, 06 Aug 2004 02:59:52 +0100

I apologise as im sure this is a frequent question. But what are the
differences between the main distros of linux, i know theyre all better
at different things, but i dont know which ones best for me. I'm still
a novice user (i only use linux at uni) but i want to get started with
linux on my laptop too, prefably on a dual boot with windows. If neone
could breifly explain the differences it would be greatly appreciated.