Kim Komando Recommends GNU/Linux

I’ve been recommending GNU/Linux over that other OS for about 15 years now. It worked then and it will work now for folks migrating from XP for little cost.“you could try an operating system based on Linux. These are free, come with everything you need for basic computing, and will run great on older hardware. If you’re going to give this a whirl, check out Linux Mint. The MATE edition should run better than XP, in fact.
If your current computer is still in good shape, though, you could just load it up with Windows 7 or Linux. That’s like getting a new computer for $100 or even free.”
Installing GNU/Linux onto a working XP machine is pretty simple. Just visit You can also download a bootable image file for a USB storage device or CD and boot from one of those. It might take you an hour if it’s your first time, but with a bit of practice it takes ~15 minutes and there’s no onerous EULA to accept for permission to run the software on your hardware. Permission to run, examine, modify and even distribute comes with the download. That’s an unbeatable deal. Don’t even think about it. Do it now.

See Kim Komando: Buy a computer for less than $100.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to Kim Komando Recommends GNU/Linux

  1. dougman wrote, “It only took a decade to even mention Linux.”

    This shows our perseverance is paying off. Despite a decade or more of mud-slinging, illegal exclusive deals and payoffs/bribes/promotional fees…/threats/intimidation/ignorance, the evil can’t hide any longer. The size of the computers is too small and so is the price. This evil can only hide in inflated hardware at inflated prices.

    I am a deer-hunter. I can move so slowly a deer doesn’t think I’m dangerous. I can wait until the opportunity arises. So are many millions of other FLOSSies. It’s all good. Good triumphs over evil eventually, long before the universe turns to dust. A year or two ago, one might have been excused for feeling FLOSS is hopelessly outmatched, particularly for desktop clients, but I knew otherwise and now ordinary people from many walks of life do too. Yesterday, at a Mother’s Day party, a missionary from Toronto was in my living-room and I got to show off FLOSS while they downloaded an app to read my LAN’s QR-code… I apt-cache searched for qrcode on the TV screen in the living room. Now she may return to Toronto to spread the Gospel of Saint GNU in the schools.

  2. wolfgang says:

    …very interesting…

    but seems like law of diminishing returns at work here. only people scared of non-support interested in switching and anyone concerned about things like that likely have new computers by now anyway.
    person who care so little about computer that they are still using xp not likely to be digging in backwater like kim commando or pogson anyway, so word not spreading.

  3. dougman says:

    It only took a decade to even mention Linux.

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