Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Recently, I have decided to ditch Windows and move to an open source (Linux) operating system, especially now that the software available for open source covers my needs. However, before taking the leap, I would like to ask a few questions.
Following some web research, I came to realise that the number of open source OSs available is mind-boggling. Not being a programmer and having been brainwashed by the ease of use that is Windows, I would like an OS that is similar and does not require the use of command lines.
I have read (in Database) that Open Office can read and use files created in Microsoft Office. It is doubtful that the opposite is true, but...
I worry about my attached peripherals. Yesterday, I went looking for a DVD-RW and every single one available was "designed for use with Windows".