Today marks the end of the Life for Windows XP. This venerable OS from Microsoft has been around for a long time. It’s end of life has even been postponed a couple of times in the past. But now the time has come for millions of users who previously resisted the attempts to update their systems must update.
Personally, of all the Windows OS family members. I do like Windows XP myself, it was a workhorse and I would be using it still if I didn’t make the switch to Linux myself a few years back.
Here and now though, millions of computer users will have to change everything, if they upgrade to Windows Vista, 7 or 8. Their old computers and even a number of their old printers and other devices will need to be physically upgraded as well with the switch to any current version of Windows.
Additionally there is the learning curve between Windows XP and the current Windows 8. A huge difference from the familier to the completely different and unfamilier landscape. And the cost will be high with new computers and equipment.
However, there is an alternative. You can keep your hardware. No upgrade required at all, use the same computer and other attached equipment. And go with Linux.
Taking this route, your software becomes free of charge for the majority of it. There is some commercial software for Linux that some may be interested in, but for the most part. It’s all free.
The learning curve isn’t as near as high or difficult to switch from Windows XP to Linux like it is for switching from Windows XP to Windows 8.
Now if you are a diehard Windows Gamer … well then you probably don’t have to worry about this anyway. Because most diehard Windows Gamers have already made the switch to Windows 7 or Windows 8. In order to “keep up” with the latest graphics and other aspects of their games.
So try out Linux today. Free yourself and your computer.