Friday, August 7, 2009

Back To School With Linux!

I just received my first back to school notice in my email box. It came from PCMagazine.  They're touting "Back to School software."  But they also feature a review of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

I looked it over and I'm not impressed.  You can read the review here.  If you currently run Windows XP, well, you'll want to know about "XP Mode."  This is virtualization software that allows XP users to run XP legacy software in Windows 7.  Problem is, it doesn't work very well.

And other questions about Windows 7 are cropping up.  John C. Dvorak's column  details some of the backlash.

Despite this, Windows 7 has been shipped to manufacturers and you'll start to see it on computer systems in stores around October.  That's not quite in time for back to school, but don't worry. There's an even better back to school solution for you!

Linux!  Linux is the perfect computer operating system for back to school! It's free, loaded with a ton of software, immune to Windows viruses and Trojans, and much more stable and secure.

And if you run XP you can run it inside Windows using Vitualbox without any problems! And Windows XP works terrific in Virtualbox!  I run it this way when I need to run Intuit's Quickbooks.

Why pay for Windows 7 ( starting price of $120.00 for the bottom rung offering) when you can simply download Linux for free and install it on your desktop or laptop?

During these challenging economic times, it makes sense to dump Windows and go with Linux.  Families are on tight budgets.  So, there's no need to pay hundreds of dollars for a new back to school computer system when the current system will do.

My guess is, your current home system has slowed down and become clogged with spyware, pop-ups, etc. Your first reaction is to try and scrape up some money and buy a new Windows system. Stop!  The problem isn't the hardware, it's a faulty OS called Windows.  Download Linux, install it to your computer and you'll have a new system just in time for the school year!

Linux. It's great for school and the entire family!

Get Linux.

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