Author Topic: Idiot's guide to shareware.  (Read 1160 times)

librarian

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Idiot's guide to shareware.
« on: May 09, 2008, 09:27:00 am »
My PC is starting to misbehave. Nothing too dramatic; small quiverings and shudderings in the force, occasional refusals and petty caviling, minor sulks and pouty footstampings - all indicative of a steadily silting up Windows XP. I've been here before.
So this shareware/freeware/linux/ubuntu jag, is there any real merit to it or is it like riding fixed or living in a yurt without plumbing, or eschewing fire and just taking bites out of living animals for sustenance?
Does it confer any real ease of use advantages for the non-geek, or is it just another elitist affectation on the part of the anomie-plagued affluent in search of 'authenticity'?
My flooring? Sustainably sourced bamboo, since you ask.