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Feb 27, 2006, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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" Most of you have a computer in your home. That is why you're reading this magazine, isn't it? Each computer costs money for the hardware, and most computers come with Windows based software, which also costs money, even if it was 'rolled-up' into the purchase price. Many times, you must purchase office productivity software separately, plus add on a bunch of security tools which require paid subscriptions. When a new version of Windows comes out, there's a significant sum to upgrade. This new version then requires more memory and runs slower, unless you also upgrade your hardware. And so goes the upgrade treadmill! Let's take a look and see if Linux can help reduce the effect, and make your computing experience more secure..."

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