Originally posted by LocoCoyote
Product activation is fairly trivial to bypass....but that isn't the point.
and the pcmech alternative operation systems forum are good places to start.
Much of your windows software will either not work or be difficult to get working. MS Office and some other main stream apps are the exception.
You don't have to "know linux" any more than you have to know windows. Todays main stream distros are very much windows like.
The best part of it is that after you have grown out of the hand holding and GUI, all the normal power of Linux (Unix) is underneth waiting for you.
Let windows make that claim!
Alright, so my problem would be having to buy most of the software i have, again. Or it wouldnt work at all. That's the problem i'd have with linux. I use Photoshop, Dreamweaver, tons of smaller downloadable programs, not to mention games, patches, and so on, on a daily basis. Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and like The Gimp are programs that i need to be able to use on the computer. If this wouldnt be possible with linux, then linux isnt an option.