Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Have you ever heard of linux? It's an operating system that has gained a lot of popularity.
One of the main reasons why is that most distrobutions or "distro's" like the popular Ubuntu are free!
Microsoft Windows can cost you up to 120 dollars.
Ubuntu runs most of the hardware (printers, etc) that windows does, and has no cost.
The other money saver if you use Microsoft Office (Another 120 dollars) is to use Open Office.
Open Office from openoffice.org is also absolutely free!
And it can open and edit any Microsoft Office document! it even seves to MS Office format so you can open it up at school, at work, etc, to print it off, give it to a teacher, or the boss...
On the low end of cost ms windows is around 70-80 dollars.
MS Office is almost always at the 120 dollar mark.
If your looking to build your own computer, or just buy a finished one at a computer distributor, you can get really good deals by buying a "NO OS" computer, and then just install ubuntu (which comes with openoffice) and you've got a new computer that can handle almost every application windows does for much cheaper.
If your interested, here are the links:
P.S. If you are still using a dial in modem for internet, the chances of ubuntu or any other linux version being able to use this connection type are next to none, sorry dial up internet users.
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