I'm pretty fed up with Windows and all the viruses Windows is susceptible to. I've been hit with 4 major Trojan infection in the past three months.
A year ago my son gave me an Intel Mac desktop, Mac's operating system is so secure that I haven't bothered to install an anti-virus on it (although I really should) and still haven't been plagued any viruses. Since I am just about 'dirt poor' there's no way possible I'm able to get to get my hands a Mac Laptop so I looked into Ubuntu.
Ubuntu is a free open source Linix based Operating System ...and it's supposedly very secure. And what makes Ububtu even more attractive is; it will run on older computers -So- I downloaded and installed it into my laptop. There's a few ways you can do this but I chose the dual boot option. Ubuntu had all of the drivers my laptop needed ie. wifi, built in cam, etc.
Well, I am here to tell you that I am in love with Ubuntu so much so that if it were a man I would want to have it's baby! Okay, so that's a bit extreme but you get my point, Ubuntu is that good. It comes with a lot of software, all free for example Open Office which is similar to Microsoft Office and can open Office documents. Ubuntu is well worth taking a look at.
P.S. If you're not computer savvy and too apprehensive to experiment with your main computer and just so happen to have an older, unused computer sitting in a corner collecting dust it can't hurt to checkout Ubuntu:
|Thunderbird Mail Client (Ubuntu has several other mail options)|
|One of several Browser options|