Originally Posted by westofyou
Then consider Ubuntu... it's free.. that's F-R-E-E
Can't game on it though.
I tried it a year ago and there were some things I liked. After I spent hours just to get my wireless to work and for it to display a widescreen resolution, I ditched it. It's probably better now and I like how they have an upgrade cycle of six months.
Honestly though (not that I condone or promote it), it's not that hard to get any
software free through a torrent. Being a student also helps as I bought at least three legit versions of XP and Office for about $15 each.