Hi, I am thinking on switching to Ubuntu Linux. I have some questions. Is it a good os? How is it compared to XP? Will it run faster on my computer compared to 2000/XP? Anything else i should know before switching? Thanks.
PS: I am an advanced computer user.
It will run generally faster, far more stable, but doesn't run Windows applications directly. You can use wine to run windows applications but not all applications will run this way. In general though the stability and security are far better.
It is possible to setup a machine dual-boot (that's how I have this machine setup) so you can boot into Linux or Windows as the need arises.