MS Windows may seem like it is your only
choice, but you do have options. Such as Mac OS X (a UNIX based
system), or the choice of one of the many variations of Linux. We have
tested both CentOS, which is a derivative of Red Hat, and is more for
business users, but then there is ubuntu, which was initially released in
At DeWitt Hoopes, LLC, we have had great
success with ubuntu, and offer
Ubuntu is a Linux distro that we recommend because it
is easy to use, configure, and it resembles an
Apple Mac in some degree.
Outlined are some key factors why you should use Ubuntu to replace Windows
XP or other versions of
Ubuntu Operating System: Free updates, no
costly hardware to replace, like printers or other peripheral devices.
Comprehensive software updates: When you
want to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest security and
applications, Ubuntu does this better than either MS Windows, and with
just one click, your system is updated, including third party
applications. With Mac and windows you have to go to individual
applications to get Java, Flash, Office, etc. updated, which is time
Integrated app store: While iPhone, iPad and
Android have some free apps, and paid apps, Ubuntu Software Center are
virtually all open source and free of charge.
Viruses, malware, and other security risks
do not affect Linux in general compared to the literally thousands of
attacks that Windows is hit with constantly.
Your total Cost of Ownership (TCO) on Ubuntu
is virtually zero (0), because you don't have to purchase all the
expensive software and security that you have to in a Windows or Mac
system. Ubuntu comes with much of what you need, and if you do need other
software, Ubuntu Software Centre has it right at your fingertips.
Free office software (LibreOffice), which is
fully compatible with MS Office, and...is totally FREE!! LibreOffice
comes bundled with all installations of ubuntu Linux, and no worries about
whether your old MS Office, or World Perfect files will open or not,
because LibreOffice is totally backward compatible.
Ubuntu and Apple share a similar software in
relation to Unix, and therefore it is easier to share files and your
iPhone, and iPad devices on ubuntu. We support both Apple and ubuntu,
so we have you covered.