Thanks Dennis L, that’s what I was hoping to hear…XP Home.
As for the Linux OS, I just now looked at some of the screenshots of that OS and it would seem to me that it would be a whole new learning experience for me. Am I wrong? It just seems so much different from Windows (the value being it’s something I’m used to using and navigating around in).
Does Linux offer most of the same capabilities that Windows does and does most, or all, of the software sold on the market today, or that can be downloaded free on the internet, work with Linux?
It just seems soooooo much different and therefore it’s probably for the young computer expert who knows a whole lot more about computers than I will ever know.
I sincerely appreciate your suggesting Linux because I’ve heard a lot about it for the past probably 10 years. There was one guy at the office who raved about RedHat…he was a die in the wool Linux user…and hated Microsoft…but he knew his computers…much more than I will ever know I’m afraid.
I realize you were simply making a ‘suggestion’ as an alternative to Windows and that’s what makes you guys and this forum so great. Linux is for sure sometime to think about…and maybe only for some very bright people.
If Linux supported most software and would be easy to use, I’d be the first person in line to take it on…guess I’m not that confident in my ability to use it…wish I could. I like the thought of putting competition in the OS game…I don’t like monopolies it allows them to charge too much…and it forces the software companies to build programs to work on that OS…maybe one day this will change…as a matter of fact I’m sure it will…it will have to.