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I'm the type of person who lives on their computer. Every single thing that I've learned about computer was self thought, from installing the right drivers to building my own machine from scratch. So in other words, windows was my life. And if windows was my life then that could only mean that my life was filled with a lot of stress and having to spend too much money on something that does not have to be the way it is. I would buy the best anitvirus programs and install them on my computer only run into some serious trojans that would leave my machine not knowing what is their left from right. This only left me one option... Format my computer.
I got really tired of having to run into the exact same problems over and over until i decided that i would stop spending money on this OS and start to "pirate" it. i downloaded crack versions of windows and antivirus programs that came with their registration codes free of charge. Windows acutally drove me to do illegal activites just to keep my computer running decent for at least over three or four months. Finally i decided to buy a mac. Not knowing how pricey they were, which did not matter at all, money well spent.
I told a friend about the idea of me buying a mac, a friend who had long hated windows, and he said why spend so much money on a mac when you could just run a Linux distro on my perfectly good pc. My reply was "Linux, how much is it?".
A free OS packed free softwares? nothing sounded better at that point, but then again if its free it can't be good. I thought that i would install it and ending up running back to windows or buying a mac. I installed it anyway, my choice was Ubuntu 8.10. Was not impressed at first but not one who really cares about eye candy. After five days of this thing on my computer i was in love. It is extremely fast, no longer have to fear back door trojans, and not mention how easy it is to use.
I have been using Ubuntu 8.10 for months now and will be using it for months to come. I've even introduced it to almost everyone i know and they all loved it... well im lying, but most of them loved it. I would recommend to anyone looking to try something new that Linux is the way to go. you will not be dissapointed. Always keep in mind that the best things in life are free!