Linux

DRAFT DRAFT DRAFT- needs much editing and more to come

At a certain point. Microsoft deserves xxx for their program for recycling.

But at a certain point,

  • Free
  • No paperwork or bureaucracy
  • Fewer resources required.
  • Works well on older computers.
  • Much online troubleshooting.
  • Self-sufficiency. Not dependent on a single corporation.
  • Highly customizable. Many different versions for different situations.

Microsoft does have some strong points, and many refurbishers

 

Recommended for normal people:
Linux Mint
Ubuntu
CloudReady

A comfortable experience, with low hardware requirements (RECOMMENDED)
Ubuntu Mate
Linux Mint Mate
CloudReady

Fairly good experience, with low hardware requirements:
Xubuntu (xfce + Ubuntu)
Lubuntu (LXDE + Ubuntu)
Linux Mint xfce

Okay experience, with VERY low hardware requirements:
Puppy Linux
Others

Good experience but high hardware requirements:
Unity on Ubuntu
KDE (various distros)
Gnome (various distros)
openSuse

For techies and tinkerers, low hardware requirements.
Debian
Arch Linux (e.g. + xfce or Openbox)

Many other distros (distributions) for special purposes
Red Hat
Kali
Tails

Resources:

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