How to decide if Linux is right for you
Had it up to here with Windows? Can't take another "blue screen of death"? Another 10-minute wait for your laptop to boot? Another spyware or virus hassle? Heck, maybe you just think Microsoft got it so far wrong with Windows 8.1, it's time for a change.
In fact, maybe it's time for Linux.
The open-source operating system offers users a Windows-like alternative with a few key advantages:
* It's free.
* Most software for Linux: also free.
* It runs briskly with less horsepower under the hood, making it a good choice for older PCs.
* No viruses. No spyware. No adware.
* You can choose from a variety of user-interface styles, including some that closely resemble Windows (XP, 7, etc.).