I remember from the desktop thread that there are a few people on this board who use Linux as their OS so I need some advice.
I'm looking into ditching XP in the near future and get me a version of Linux, I am trying to decide between either Kubuntu or PCLinuxOS.
Which of those would be better for a noob to Linux? I've used a LiveCD for both and I really like PCLinux, but I hear Ubuntu mentioned more. Is one better than the other?
Both of these use KDE as opposed to the GNOME interface and I like KDE. Would it be worth my time to wait for KDE 4.0 to be released as opposed to using what is currently out there now?
What about making my computer secure in Linux? I'm not talking about Spyware or Viruses, I mean closing up open ports and such so people can't get in my computer. Can anyone point me to a place that might tell me how to close up unused ports or generally make my (possible) new OS as worry free as possible?