Ubuntu is a community developed operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It is FREE. It has lots of applications. At least check it out.
Go here to request an Ubuntu CD (may take up to 10 weeks) or you can just download it.
Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.