Dan - Certain Linux variants are suited for servers but many are perfectly suited and tweaked for the desktop. For instance, Mint is considered one of the easiest variant to use for someone coming from a Windows desktop background.I am sorry but my lack of knowledge of different computer language has left me so confused that Ubontu and even Mint. Simple things like going on-line, i was not able to figure out. Ubontu i was but not able to figure out how to add programs that would help with other issues. I gave up and went back to windows. Someone told me that Linux was best for servers and other such things. I am inclined to believe that.