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Need help buying an inexpensive non-Microsoft OS desktop computer


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#1 1970AMX

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 05:17 PM

My current computer is 11 years old and the software is no longer being supported, so need another computer.

 

I would like to bypass Microsoft and the headaches associated with it.

 

I am open to all suggestions.  Would a computer using the Linux based system be the way to go?

 

Here are my needs:

 

Desktop, since they are cheaper

 

I use a scanner, printer and speakers hooked up to the computer

 

Basic word processing and basic spreadsheets.  Currently using Abiword  and Gnumeric

 

Use Photoshop

 

I back up my computer on an external hard drive once a week

 

Using Avast antivirus software

 

Would like the computer to contain a DVD and CD writer, but it would be ok to have an external unit

 

 

Looking to get the best bang for the buck and can spend up to 300 dollars.  

 

A refurbished or open box unit is fine as long as it is not too old.

 

Please give recommendations for manufacturer and model number, as well as to buy to get the best deal on a computer, online is fine.

 

Appreciate an advice you have. 

 

Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:33 PM

Sounds like a linux situation to me.
 
You may want to visit the BC Linux Forum for more info on pros/cons.
 
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Edited by hamluis, 23 August 2016 - 02:38 PM.


#3 1970AMX

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 02:36 PM

thanks Louis, I've posted there


Edited by 1970AMX, 23 August 2016 - 04:11 PM.


#4 Condobloke

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:07 PM

OP opened a fresh topic HERE  


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:35 PM

Topic closed to avoid confusion.

 

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