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
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.