Quote:> Everyone I know uses unix, of which I can't afford, and they ALL want me
> to try it. Why?
If you use DOS games mostly you may want to try Linux. Linux has a nice
DOS emulator that supports DPMI, and as far as I know most DOS games run
under DOSEMU. Also, Linux has a port of Doom, Quake and a few others.
There are several word processors available for Linux, among which are
WordPerfect, ApplixWare, and StarOffice.
Provided that you are willing to spend time learning how to use Linux, I
would say go for it. It is THE alternative to Windows right now. And it is
cheap. For more information on software for Linux go to
http://www.linuxmall.com/, they sell all things linux.
Keep in mind that you'll have to RELEARN everything you know about
computers, because Linux is different than Windows/DOS/Mac/OS2. Also, keep
in mind that it is not harder to use, it is just DIFFERENT and requires
some patience to learn things.
Everyone I know who switched to Linux never felt tempted to go back to
Oh, please, don't destroy English :)