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*Hi All

*After 25+ years in the Computer business I retired in the early 2000s. I had been involved with CP/M, DOS and Windows during this period and even did a Xenix Course at one time which I found interesting, (Unix was a propitiatory name in those days!!). I also played with Coral Linux, (who remembers that?? Rumored to actually MS Linux given to Coral to "Test the Waters"!!!)

The first thing I did after I retired was get rid of Windows!! I started with Ubuntu but "hated" Gnome - so I tried Kubuntu. Better but I was still not happy so moved to Mint. Better still but something still missing. Then found PClinuxOS - tried it and have stayed there ever since. Magic flavour of Linux - can not recommend it enough!!

I run a Desktop and an old Laptop both PCLOS. Converted my Partner a few years ago as well when her Windows crashed for the umpteenth time and she loves it too. We both run Specialist Groups on the Internet, produce publications etc etc and we are a totally "Microsoft-Free Zone" (except for Skype - which MS bought anyway!!)

I have also helped a few others to convert and do so whenever the chance comes up.

With the exception of a lot of games and specialist programs written only for Windows you can do everything the average person needs to do with Linux and it's better priced, more secure, faster etc etc and the Support Forums are awesome.

I still have an HP/Compaq Tablet - TC 1100 - a great machine for its time and would love to get Linux on that but have had no luck. Would love a Linux Tablet!! Will NOT look at any Apple products and there is nothing worth doing on small Android screens except SMSs so I don't look there either.

Linux is the way to go!!!!

Pretoria RSA

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