In April, 2014 support for Windows XP will stop. The options are limited: Continue using XP until it no longer works, buy an expensive new PC with Vista7 or Vista8, buy an even more expensive Apple PC, or buy a relatively new used PC or Apple PC. BUT WAIT! There is another alternative. For decades now many people have been using GNU/Linux.

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Created by Superbowl H5N1 11 years 5 weeks ago
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11 years 5 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago


Linux is a kernel (that contains binary blobs)

I think it's wonderful that people are trying to introduce the unwashed masses to the wonderful kernel.

They should go ahead and combine it with the GNU userland to produce an actual operating system, GNU/Linux!

People should use the proper terminology right from the beginning. http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html

And suggesting Ubuntu (and Ubuntu derivative Mint) is not the best choice for various reasons. http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html#Ubuntu

Then again, you all probably knew this already. :)

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