~~Operating Systems~~

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Microsoft Windows!

     Most computers and laptops have a type of Microsoft Windows, (including 95, 98, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), often they need recofiguring to perform well on any specific machine for any specific requirements. Proper reconfiguring will make your computer system work better.  A legal copy of Windows 10 pro can be obtained for about £20 {depends on exchange rate!}
 
 
 
 


ubuntu    "It's not Windows!"

 

The continuing use of an old computer may not need the installation of latest version of MS-Windows, the machine may not be cabable of using the latest system but don't just throw it away and buy a new PC. If a computer is used for office tasks, or photographic storage, Internet access etc, it may be decided to employ a linux Free Operating system (Ubuntu looks and feels just like Windows!). Because of the techniques it employs it requires significantly less resource than some other operating systems, this means that on older light weight machine it can compete with new high spec. computers.  It includes Libre Office which is fully compatible with other office systems, Shotwell which is a photographic management system, Firefox or Chrome web-browsers, Gimp a powerfull graphic handling suite, Thunderbird an email client and RhythmBox a music playing system which can syncronise to you iPod also it can be used to download music from the Internet As it is linux based an antivirus system is not demanded but to avoid an emailed virus passing through your PC, various Linux based free AV systems may be employed.  This software is comes with a GPLv3 license, which in makes it use totally free to use even for businesses. The new edition  {ver 18.04, Bionic Beaver} was issued on 26 April 2018 after months of multiple testing and is now supported for 5 years.