pay as you go" PC computing. This means users could purchase low cost computers with usage based fees. A user would only pay for and use the specific software application needed.
Let's hope the world wakes up and resists this before Microsoft can deploy such a computing animal.
The good news is, right now, today, Linux has "free as you go" computing. Just download Linux, install, and you have thousands of free software applications at your fingertips! Many are already installed, others need only be installed via a Linux distribution's repository. (And that takes only a couple of mouse clicks!)
You'll also be running Linux. An operating system supported by millions of users around the world! And Linux is more stable and secure than Windows!
What's the best way to get "free as you go" computing? As I've suggested in the past, find a gently used computer. Usually, this is a Windows computer someone wants to get rid of because it's infected or simply running slow due to all the bloat ware that's been installed. Then, get Linux. Run the Live CD, install from the desktop (you'll be completely overwriting Windows thus getting rid of it and all it's problems), and you're all set!
You'll have the latest version of Linux and the latest versions of Linux software all ready to work for you. And the cost is either free or minimal, depending on which Linux distribution you decide to use. And you won't be constantly shovelling loads of cash into Microsoft's pockets. As a bonus, you'll be free of Windows viruses and spy ware! You'll also become part of a wonderful and helpful user community.
So get Linux and stay off the money treadmill Microsoft is planning to build with pay as you go computers.
Je Suis Charlie - [image: JeSuisCharlie]
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