Sunday, October 18, 2009

Windows 7 Launches. Get Linux Instead


This week, Microsoft attempts to undo all the problems of its Vista operating system debacle by launching a newer version of Windows, now called Windows 7.

Stores like Best Buy are stocking up on Windows 7.  They're anticipating crowds of hundreds of thousands to come bursting through their doors scrambling to get this new shiny gem of a Windows OS.

I'm not holding my breath.

Look, don't buy into all the hype. Just get Linux. You'll avoid the crowds and price tag. You'll also avoid Windows viruses, Trojans and spy-ware.

You can download Linux for free, install it on any computer you own, and have access to thousands of terrific software apps.

Plus, Linux has one of the coolest 3D environments around!

Get Linux.

1 comment:

zaine_ridling said...

Completely agree with you here. Win7 is a golden opportunity to see that Windows isn't impressive when placed against a mature distro like Mint or openSUSE. I went to a Win7 party, but the host agreed to install copies of Win7, Fedora, openSUSE, and OSX, and then compare them.

And yes, they were more impressed by how fast and how many programs that were ready to run after spending 15-22 minutes installing Mint and openSUSE. They even liked KDE better than Win7's UI. However, because it didn't run Photoshop -- which only one person used -- they were willing to pay the $320 to stick with Windows.

Quite telling.