I started some Postgraduate work at
a local University a few years ago, and discovered that most people in
Science department no longer used Windows. Some used Macs, and
used Linux. Linux is a UNIX based system invented by Linus
I was so surprised and impressed by the functionality and versatility
Linux, that I installed it with a dual boot facility on my computer at
home. In some ways it is more advanced than Windows: in
crashes are very rare, and seldom catastrophic. The only drawback
is that certain specialist software is still (at the moment) only
for Windows. On the other hand, there are types of software
for Linux which you can't get for Windows - and much of it is
If you want a system with office functionality and stability, a Linux
is undoubtedly the most functional and cost-effective solution.
There are various "flavours" of Linux. As I had stopped using it, I ditched Windows completely in 2006. In the past, I have used Suse 7.1-10.1 The screenshots below are from an old system. For the last two years I have used PCLinuxOS A new screenshot will be uploaded soon.
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