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Old 02-16-2015, 09:28 PM
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Linux will save your PC. Go get it. Itís free.

It has been projected that tablets will overtake PCs in sales http://www.extremetech.com/computing...st-pc-prophecy
This is a really big deal because up until now, PCs had outsold tablets. But that will soon end.
I’ve been waiting for the time when one of the big OEMs drops the manufacturing of desktop computers. My guess is that Apple will be the first to do it by dropping the iMac. After that happens, other OEMs will quickly follow suit. And after that happens, Microsoft Windows for the desktop may in fact be shuttered back to simply being a corporate-only purchase and the consumer version will be dropped. So where does this leave the PC for the consumer?
At some point, probably sooner than you think, there will be no other choice for a modern desktop OS other than Linux. Apple and Microsoft are so tablet-happy these days that it’s ridiculous, and they both know that’s where the money is, so their eyes are firmly planted on that.
To those folks who fear the penguin, I say this:
Don’t even bother with Windows.
Use Linux instead.
The writing is on the wall, so to speak. Tablets will overtake. It’s happening and there’s not a damned thing you can do about it – except prepare. Stay ahead of the curve and build your Linux box.
Linux will save your PC. Go get it. It’s free.
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It has been projected that tablets will overtake PCs in sales http://www.extremetech.com/computing...st-pc-prophecy
This is a really big deal because up until now, PCs had outsold tablets. But that will soon end.
Iíve been waiting for the time when one of the big OEMs drops the manufacturing of desktop computers. My guess is that Apple will be the first to do it by dropping the iMac. After that happens, other OEMs will quickly follow suit. And after that happens, Microsoft Windows for the desktop may in fact be shuttered back to simply being a corporate-only purchase and the consumer version will be dropped. So where does this leave the PC for the consumer?
At some point, probably sooner than you think, there will be no other choice for a modern desktop OS other than Linux. Apple and Microsoft are so tablet-happy these days that itís ridiculous, and they both know thatís where the money is, so their eyes are firmly planted on that.
To those folks who fear the penguin, I say this:
Donít even bother with Windows.
Use Linux instead.
The writing is on the wall, so to speak. Tablets will overtake. Itís happening and thereís not a damned thing you can do about it Ė except prepare. Stay ahead of the curve and build your Linux box.
Linux will save your PC. Go get it. Itís free.
I have been trying Linux on flash drives and I agree that it is worthwhile. However, my problem is that several windows programs that I need are not available in Linux - Quicken and Turbo-Tax. Almost every other software can be either used or substituted. When those needed programs are available in Linux, I will change over from Windows.
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I have been trying Linux on flash drives and I agree that it is worthwhile. However, my problem is that several windows programs that I need are not available in Linux - Quicken and Turbo-Tax. Almost every other software can be either used or substituted. When those needed programs are available in Linux, I will change over from Windows.
For quicken you can use gnucash http://www.gnucash.org/
As far as turbotax you as of yet cannot use the cd they have https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/19...-work-on-linux but you should be able to do it online.

I posted the info to show that soon the desktop will shortly be obsolete with windows as an OS most people are using tablets or their phone for their everyday usage..... and that drives the market
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