It's being reported that piggy banks are flying off store shelves. If people are interested in saving money, the first place they need to look is their home computer.
Families, community centers, school systems, church organizations, and other groups can save hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars by simply switching to Linux and ditching Windows.
When you install Linux you get a safe, secure, and stable operating system. Linux gives you a familiar and friendly user interface, thousands of free open source software programs, and a friendly community to help you along.
Once you get rid of Windows, you get rid of Microsoft licensing costs, additional software costs, and anti-virus subscription costs (Linux is immune to Windows viruses and spy ware).
Think of how much all this Windows software must cost for each and every computer you own. PhotoShop Elements costs anywhere from $75.00 to around $100.00. And don't forget the EULA (End User Licensing Agreements). The EULA only allows you to install commercial software on one (maybe two if you're lucky) computers.
In contrast, Gimp in Linux is free.
Linux is free to download, free to give, and free to use. When you use Linux, its like putting money in a piggy bank, because you won't be handing it over to Microsoft.
And you can install Linux on as many computers as you own. You won't need to buy any additional software. Linux has everything for basic computing already installed and ready to go. Gimp for photo editing, OpenOffice for office documents, Kaffeine for video, Amarok for MP3s, Firefox for internet, Thunderbird for Email to name just a few.
Get Linux. Save money. It's that simple.