I am using Microsoft product for years. Now I would like to switch to free Linux. I donít know anything about this operating system. Can anyone suggest me from where can I download free Linux and which is the best one.
Try Ubuntu, if you don't have a spare HD you can test it from a Live CD. Having it on another HD is the best way to go if you are just starting to use Linux.
Other distributions are just as good, it's just a matter of picking the right one for your needs. This site gives you a short tour of the major ones.
You should be able to download a copy of DSL(damn small linux) Load it onto a CD and run it live off the CD. It has all the stuff you really need including the Firefox browser. It will take a lot of the fear out of trying Linux.
I mentioned yesterday that I had had a hard drive problem. I switched to another machine eventually so I don't have Linux running but I can have DS Linux up and going in five minutes. What did you have in mind?
I have used slackware, redhat, ubuntu and Suse. Out of those, I would say ubuntu is the best for a day to day OS.