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The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Again Pay for Software

Spoiler Alert: They are all easy, secure, legal, and free

Chances are that you landed on this page because, like the rest of the world, you got really tired of paying for software "upgrades" that were no better than the version you were already using—and sometimes even worse. But, you're better than the rest of the world, because you are doing something about it right now: you are here, where you will find out how you can easily—and legally—circumvent the software monopolies' hold over you and everyone else.

Whether you are an end-user with a desktop in your basement or an institutional decision-maker looking to make a simple and effective change that will save your organization tons of money and get you noticed by the boss, you have come to the right place. So, without further delay, here are The Top 10 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Again Pay for Software:

  1. FLOSS exists.

  2. FLOSS is free.

  3. FLOSS is secure.

  4. FLOSS Upgrades are actually, you know, upgrades.

  5. FLOSS user interface (the part you see and use) is simple and intuitive.

  6. FLOSS can be extensively customized, allowing greater productivity.

  7. FLOSS offers a free version of pretty much every software.

  8. FLOSS comes in a wide variety of Distros.

  9. FLOSS is easy to install.

    All you need to do is

    • Download Linux (I recommend Linux Mint Cinnamon, which has the same feel of simplicity combined with functionality as Windows XP). FLOSS downloads are on the website of each Linux Distro. One should avoid downloading a Linux ISO image from any other place than its official website because it may be outdated or tainted with malware

    • Create a bootable CD, DVD, or flash drive of that download and place it in the drive of your computer.

    • Reboot your computer.

    • Press computer-specific F-keys to boot from the CD/DVD/Flash drive.

    • Step-by-step instructions based on your machine are also available at How-To Geek.

  10. FLOSS support is available at Linux Forums and at AskUbuntu.

Thanks for staying with me on this journey…and now that you are convinced that FLOSS is the only way to go, let me leave you with one final thought…