With superb support for the GNOME environment and a wealth of included applications, Red Hat 8.0 continues its run at or near the top of the growing list of commercial Linux distributions. It has better font control than SuSE Linux 8.1 and comes with a superb email client. But Red Hat 8.0 Professional, at £136 (inc. VAT), costs more than double the £59 (inc. VAT) SuSE Linux 8.1 Professional, although both Personal versions cost about the same. It's also tougher to install. Besides, Red Hat suffers more hardware-recognition quirks than SuSE. If you're looking for a Linux distribution to put on your Windows desktop system, look to SuSE instead.