Every single day, we see updates on both software and hardware. And if its only very affordable, we could have bought one every day too. But due to the economic crisis of the world, we have to learn to be wise also when buying new ones. Computer retailers will be helpful of our needs. But again, there’s nothing wrong if we should be wise when choosing one unit because there are always the word called “alternative”, even on your favorite computer. If you’re planning to buy a new one, you should have a read on this guideline as one of your criteria.
My three favorite Windows laptop alternatives
No, one of them isn’t a Mac. This is the Cheapskate, after all.
So the big news yesterday was, of course, the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which you still have time to get for a ridiculously low $19 —if you’re a Prime subscriber. To me it’s a no-brainer; grab one for yourself or someone on your holiday list. (You’re limited to just one, alas.)
Now that you’ve got a solid deal in your belly, let’s talk about a subject near and dear to my heart: getting away from Windows. Without getting into a big rant about it, I’ve had my fill of Microsoft’s expensive, overwrought, Jekyll-and-Hyde operating system and all the hassles that go with it.
To wit: My poor mom is constantly noting that her two-year-old laptop takes longer and longer to boot. My poor wife recently gave up her year-old Lenovo in disgust because it would never resume properly from standby. And my neighbor just called in a panic because of a spyware invasion following her download of — wait for it — Windows Movie Maker.
And those are just other people’s problems. Over the years I’ve had more of my own than I can count. (Don’t get me started on the irrevocable Windows 8.1 update that was forced — forced! — upon me last week.) So all this is just personal bias? Yep, 100 percent. I’ve simply reached my tipping point. If you love Windows, great, very happy for you, carry on. Nothing to see here.
Me, I’ve spent the last few weeks taking hard looks at Windows alternatives.
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Source: Rick Broida
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