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From: "Elizabeth D. Rather" <erat...@forth.com>
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On 11/14/12 11:36 AM, rickman wrote:
> If someone gives the customers a better alternative, a *real*
> alternative that is fully usable by the same people who are currently
> buying Windows, then they will switch. Look at all the Linux users!
> They don't use Windows because they have an alternative. But for many
> who don't know so much about computers and don't *want* to know so much
> about computers, Linux is not much of an option... at least in their minds.
It isn't just a matter of how much you know about computers, it's what
software you need to run. Right now, for instance, the only usable
accounting software is Windows-only. So, even though I love my Mac, it's
set up with dual-boot to Windows so I can run Quickbooks and Quicken
when I need to.
> I've recently acquired several extra desktop machines. I'm going to
> install Linux on one of them and give it a try. Otherwise I will be
> needing to buy a new laptop which will be... (ominous sounding music
> plays)... Windows 8.
It's quite possible to buy a discounted, legal copy of Windows 7. Just
google for it. Win7 was/is a pretty good system (as Windows versions
go). I would recommend continuing with that rather than wrestling with
Win8 for now.
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