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“Before you drop $100 on Windows 7, I suggest you give Ubuntu a try.”

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I was glad, when I found the following stories in PC Magazine on September 5, 2011:

1. How to Build a PC for $200
“Think twice before you pass on this chance to build a $200 PC. The steps are easy and chances are this PC is faster than what you are using right now. (Indeed, as affordable as this system is, it would still count as an upgrade for a few unfortunate PCMag staffers. Upgrades are coming guys!) Now, to be fair, this is a Linux system. You would probably want to kick in an extra $100 for Windows 7, but you will be surprised just how much you can do with $200 and a few hours of your time.

2. Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 1 Launches
Before you drop $100 on Windows 7, I suggest you give Ubuntu a try. Beta 1 just launched and it includes a host of new features, including using the familiar Firefox 7 as its default browser. The second beta is due Sept 22 with a final release on October 13, but if you want to see what it looks like now, check out Sebastian Anthony’s take on ExtremeTech.

My Notes: I use Linux for several last years (about 3 – 5 years) at home and at work and really I’m more happy with Linux (Fedora/Ubuntu) than with any version of Windows (taking in account, that I use MS Dos and then Windows from 1987). Additionally I started to use Mac OS about 3 years ago as well. In the past I was unsatisfied by the MS Windows. I don’t like to pay money for the crap by myself and can’t recommend to pay money for the crap to other people. It took a time to change my habits and reflexes from MS Window working style to Linux, but now I’m happy with the performance, stability and most important by eliminating headache with MS Window crashes, license updates, notifications for new upgrades with extra payments, security flaws, SW incompatibilities, extra paid applications (like Symantec, Nero, etc.) and many other issues. Usually I had to reinstall MS Windows every 2-3 or 4 years and then reinstall everything, including purchased application. I still keep couple old MS Windows OSs just for the old applications, which are not working in the Wine under the Linux or in the Mac OS.

That’s it. Enjoy the stories from the PC Magazine.



Written by youryblog

September 5, 2011 at 2:08 PM

Posted in IT, MacOS, News, Windows Hacks

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