For those considering Linux for their office systems, there is one decision that needs to be made up front: what distribution do you use?  Linux is sold through the prepackaging of the OS with a GUI interface and a complement of applications called a “distribution” or “distro.”  There are several of them out there, and the problem is that there has not been enough “branding” of these packages by their publishers to make it easy to determine which is the right one for you.  Fortunately, the web site Life Hacker has posted a great article comparing three of these distros: Fedora (Red Hat), SuSE (Novell), and Ubuntu (Canonical).  As you might expect, each one has its pros and cons, which are discussed.  Check this out and vote at the bottom on which one you think would work for you.