If you have any love for things technology, you know the hottest trend in the past year has been netbooks. They’re light in every sense of the word. They are easy on the wallet, low on the processing power, and easy to carry around. Every company has come out with one. Dell, Asus, Acer, MSI, HP, Lenovo. You name it. They’ve made one.
A lot of these little netbooks come with Windows XP as an option, some with Windows as the only option. Unfortunately with as light as they are on the processor power, XP does not provide good user experience. Fortunately, there is a great alternative OS for these netbooks. Lots of documentation and support is available online on how to install Ubuntu, a very popular version of Linux, onto these netbooks. The beauty of it is that it’s 100% free.
For those of you that have made the jump to Ubuntu but don’t know where to go next, there is an awesome reference guide. You can pick it up here for free as a PDF or if you prefer, you can pick up your own hard copy on Amazon for a price that is recession friendly.
You have alternatives to Windows that aren’t Apple. Be free.