What vendor options should you look for when moving from Windows to Linux desktops? Start with these:
Red Hat Linux: If you can get past this distribution's lack of support for MPEG, MP3 and Macromedia Flash formats, it is more stable than most.
Ximian Desktop: Built off GNOME, it's a solid application that matches the productivity potential of Windows Office desktops.
StarOffice: A replacement for Microsoft Office, it comes at a decent price and beats OpenOffice in quality.