With version 9.1 of its Linux distribution, MandrakeSoft has come as close as anyone to making Linux truly competitive with Windows. How? Mandrake Linux 9.1's relatively easy installation process isn't the reason -- after all, easy graphical installs have become the norm for recent Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Linux 8.0 and SuSE Linux 8.1. Believe it or not, Mandrake's fonts make all the difference. Mandrake offers fully readable word processing documents, spreadsheets and Web pages, as well as granular font control. It's also brimming with bundled aplpications and can now automatically partition a Windows NTFS drive -- something Red Hat and SuSE can't do. Mandrake Linux 9.1 doesn't resoundingly trump Red Hat or SuSE, but if you're looking for easy reading and support for NTFS partitioning, give this one a try.