SuSE Linux 8.1 offers the best-looking desktop Linux distribution around. Easy to use and well organised, it also performs adequately. The installation process is so smooth and uncluttered, in fact, that this alone merits consideration by Windows die-hards. With two versions -- the £59 (inc. VAT) Professional package or the £39 (inc. VAT) Personal version -- SuSE 8.1 is far cheaper than Windows and is even more economical than the $129 (~£82) LindowsOS 3.0. We'd like to see better support for the GNOME desktop environment, but SuSE makes Linux palatable for any experienced Windows user and surpasses Red Hat 8.0 in both installation and interface. If you're ready to switch to Linux, switch to SuSE.