But if my sisters children (15 and 18 years) use the Windows 7 PC some weeks and then I come back to check it then it's almost impossible to use it. Full of toolbars and junkprograms etc, sometimes trojan horses and very slow..I must clean it for a long time..
Maybe because it's due to the fact that they do not know were Not to go on the Internet..... Also, If an OS, ANY OS, is as widely used as Windows then IT TO will be enjoying the same vast attention of virus and trojan writers as Windows does! True as it is, it's still the truth... My Mac is becoming more and more a target, and I fear I'll need to get some "protection" for it as well, some day soon. Linux is scarcely used, hence the lack of concern, but there is always tomorrow to get bit.
and what about the licenses (mostly restrictions and limitations binding you to a company), privacy, the costs (pay for every piece of software and you may use it only on 1 computer), the nonsense that's often shipped with closed source software...
They never made me not do what I wanted to. I believe that if I bought it then I can use it on all MY PC's, irregardless of what the EULA says, same with music CD's and DVD's. Also, free does not mean it's Great, it only means it's free. I have no issues paying for software I like, that works well for me. And, the OSS equivalents available to Linux are not there for what I use, and it's not as easy as pie to find.. I still think the OSS for windows and Mac are far more available to the average user, very easy to find AND install!
closed source firms have all code available to make their stuff work.
True, that's there advantage
try to install a closed source os without the use of a driver cd(!) and? hell, that'll never work!
No driver CD required at all when I installed W7 on 2 PC's and 2 Laptops! None, as in not needed. XP, yes you need drivers cd's but how many times are you actually going to install XP on any given PC? So it's not an issue with myself. Heck, I pulled more hair out of my head with Linux and the drivers I could not find (for any one "distro") let along install (for any one "distro"). Windows and Mac = "put cd in drive, answer a few questions. Driver then installs, reboot and all is well".
Print Artist 12 & 24 for craft's, cards, labels & more labels.
Paint Shop Pro X, only one I found to remove "pet eye" (like red eye) on dogs and cat's
Sound Forge (Audacity crashed all the time..)
Diamond Cut's DC 8, nothing compares! http://www.diamondcut.com/Catalog/DC8Details.html
Movie Edit Pro, loaded with features and it works for me fine.
Picasa for Mac
Firefox and Opera, as well as Mail on my Mac. Yes it is safer then Windows for surfing when kids and teenagers are involved!!
Just my two cents. To each his own, may you enjoy the ride you picked. Many good wishes to Pardus and only Pardus, the rest never made me feel at least somewhat good like Pardus.