After many Microsoft years, I finally said NO to all this drama and expense. Linux combines the ease of a Mac with the cheaper hardware of a PC, and "free, as in free speech". I tried Ubuntu, but it's too like Windows 8 for me... tried a couple more, some very slick (Bodhi) or simple and fast on old PC (Puppy), but Mint seems easiest (for me). With the Cinnamon desktop it's like XP but an easier to use menu and no virus worries. I can install it in less than 15 minutes.
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