Linux for Grandma

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| Why not Windows Vista or XP? Vista is too new, too raw, too much of a
| resource hog, and in general just too much of a problem. While XP is much
| better, it still brings with it all the problems and headaches of a Windows
| system -- spyware, viruses and malware in general. The second issue was cost.
| I don't believe Windows XP (or Vista) is worth what Microsoft is charging for
| it. If they wanted to charge $20-40, then I'd consider it. But $195 on up for
| retail, non-upgrade, didn't-buy-it-with-a-new-PC versions? I don't think so.

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Microsoft Vista Waster

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| Computer and software manufacturers have turned computers from a convenient
| tool to a means of dictating to us what to buy next.