This is very interesting. Microsoft spends a lot of money to keep their software from being stolen. They also spend even more money to keep hackers from putting out viruses. You can tell this by the super patch Tuesday coming up with sixteen critical patches, which is a record. I like Microsoft software and I have my degree in Microsoft Networking but they should let college students have a copy of their software for free for learning purposes. There are a lot of people in the U.S. and other places in the world who cannot afford Microsoft’s high prices. If you need a good operating system and don’t have much money than Linux would be for you. I use Ubuntu 10.04 LTS it’s not as good as Microsoft but for home use or a college student its almost as good and it’s free. A better solution is to dual boot your existing Window’s drive with Uberstudent. Uberstudent is like Ubuntu with all the open source (free) software already added to it. This way you can still use your Windows software that you are already familiar with.
I will explain about Uberstudent in my next post.