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 youâ€™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. Thatâ€™s like getting a new computer for $100 or even free.” Installing GNU/Linux onto a working XP machine is pretty simple. Just visit Goodbye-Microsoft.com. 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.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.