Why buy MS when there is so much good (and often better) fre
After my XP desktop hard drive crashed, I put in Win 7, a huge mistake. I was using Windows to run mostly open source software - Thunderbird, Firefox, Scribus DTP, Gimp pix editor, Open office. The biggest problem I have now is Win 7. It buried most of the software I use, and took the nice, clear desktop I had with XP, and rearranged software and files into a nonsensical jumble.
So I'm dumping 7, putting in Linux and XP Pro together. Linux will be my main OS, with my old XP to help with the transition and for any Windows software I want to run.
I have been using Windows to run software that was designed on Linux, which worked with XP ok, but doesn't with 7.
It makes more sense to use Linux to run Linux, and avoid all the expense and hassles of Windows overcontrol, expense, constant interruptions for reboots, slow startups and shutdowns.
My desktop refuses to link to my two XP laptops since I installed W7. I don't think Linux will be so snobbish.
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