Linux

Based in Edinburgh

Mobile Number: 07883 218 734

Looking for a change from windows, no longer happy with mac os, using an older pc or laptop that does not run modern windows well. Maybe its viruses and malware gets you down.Linux is just as useful and productive as other systems but in many cases much more lightweight on resources such as memory (RAM) and cpu usage.

linux is just really another operating system to run your computer, if you are worried it will be difficult or geeky to use don't worry modern linux has easy to use desktop and is no harder to use than anything else. Its as painless as using a smartphone for the first time.

Reasons for Linux.

It’s free, to download and use.

More Secure, almost no viruses or malware.

Ease of use.

Drivers included.

Compatible with lower end hardware.

Desktop Linux OS have their own ‘app store’

Better updating process, no long installs on shutdown/reboots.

Community support.

And against Linux

using apple products, ipod or iphone takes a bit of learning compared to itunes.

if you insist adobe products are the only ones to ever use.

also gaming is not as cutting edge on linux.

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I will list two linux operating sytems here.

One for older laptops and desktops ( also fine for newer ones ) called Lubuntu.

Then for newer than old xp era ones Linux Mint.

First off both are very secure and have thousands of apps in store, with thousands more that can be installed from the web. Both are free with updates and security, and have full support for three years then upgrades to the next version as soon as available. Both have nice easy to use desktops and come "out the box" with a nice almost complete set of software pre-installed.

Lubuntu Linux OS

list of some software included in Lubuntu.

Graphics
Image viewer: GPicView Paint : MTPaint Scaning: Simple Scan PDF read

Multimedia
Music : Audacious Videos : Gnome-mplayer Webcam : guvcview

Internet
Browser :Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome Email : Sylpheed Bittorrent : Transmission

Office and related
Spreadsheet : Gnumeric Wordprocessor : Abiword Notes : Xpad

Accessories
Calculator : Galculator Notepad : Leafpad ....... and many choices for customisation. Screenshot : scrot (press the 'print screen' key) CD burner : Xfburn

Mint Linux OS

information from wikipedia. Mint OS

Linux Mint primarily uses free and open-source software, making exceptions for some proprietary software, such as plug-ins and codecs that provide Adobe Flash, MP3, and DVD playback.Linux Mint's inclusion of proprietary software is unusual; many Linux distributions do not include proprietary software by default, as a common goal for some Linux distributions is to adhere to the model of free and open-source software.

Linux Mint comes with a wide range of software installed that includes LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, HexChat, Pidgin, Transmission, VLC media player and GIMP. Additional software that is not installed by default can be downloaded using the package manager.

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