Are you a user sick of viruses, spyware and the like? Would you
rather use something more secure? If your answer is "yes",
congratulations! You can have much better security and stability!
Are you a user who needs to use the computer for surfing the
Internet, emailing, playing multimedia etc? Would you rather give
something else a try if you could do your routine work on the
computer, in a more cost-effective way? If your answer is "yes",
rejoice! Your wish has been fulfilled!
Are you a user who likes to have choices? Would you rather choose
yourself amongst the various options available rather than someone
else choosing for you? If your answer is "yes", cheer up!
You can have your say!
Are you a student who wishes to learn computer sciences? Are you
frustrated that you can't look under the hood of the programs you use
to learn how exactly they work? If your answer is "yes",
fear no more! You have the freedom!
Choices, freedom? Where? You ask this question because you have
not heard of Free and Open Source Software. Maybe, you already use
some of it, but you don't know what it exactly is!
Would you care then, to join us millions of users in the wonderful
world of Free and Open Source Software? It offers you choices. It
offers you freedom. It gives you much better security and stability.
It gives you an alternative that could be better for your computing
I give you a Linux based Distribution, ladies and gentlemen! It is
an Operating System to run your computer. It includes all the
software you'll need. It doesn't even cost much In fact, it can give
you much better quality even at no cost whatsoever. If you need and
are capable, you could modify it the way you want. Not satisfied?
A Linux based Distribution offers you:
A choice of user interfaces. They offer different looks,
different level of customisability, different options etc. Customise
the way you want, for your needs and according to your choices.
A multiuser solution. Many users could share a single
computer but still keep their own settings and data completely
isolated from the other users of the computer.
Top notch security. No spyware or viruses. Built-in
Unprecedented stability. You can keep your computer running
for a long time, without a problem.
Choices in software applications. You need not stick to just
one email client for example. There are many, equally good, choices.
Take a look. Pick the one you want.
Excellent community support. Millions use various Linux based
Distributions. They communicate and help each other. Join them!
Interested? What are you waiting for? Give it a try! What's more -
you need not even install it on your computer to give it a try! Just
pop in a LiveCD, restart your computer and it'll run from the CD
itself - completely usable!
Now that's just irresistible, isn't it?
How many times in a month do you re-install your OS?
How many times in a week you use some cracks to use a software
which you need to buy?
How many times have you used a trial version and lived with less
features than buying a full version, because it costs you?
Do you feel annoyed when you log into your desktop and face a
dozen pop-ups asking you to register it?
Have you even wondered whats there in the 'License Page', which is
the first page you face when you try to install any software, and
have you ever read it fully?
How many times have you asked your friend for some software which
How many times have you feared that some one might get to know you
are illegally using pirated software?
We 'were' nothing different, but one day we found a reply to all
these questions. A reply which we felt more moral and ethical, rather
a reply which ensured us more 'Freedom'. It did need compromise, but
it was a clean and better way. We tried it, liked it and changed to
it. Its called as Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) and you could have
probably heard this FOSS Operating System sometime, its called
GNU/Linux or simply Linux.
So, what do you get by embracing it?
No more frequent crashes and re-installation chores.
No more blue screen of death!
No more pop-ups for registration.
No more moral and ethical issues of using a software without
paying a penny for it.
Freedom to install wherever you want, how many systems you
Freedom to make a copy and give it to your friend or
neighbor, without a need to think twice whether you are doing the
right thing because you have the right to do it.
Freedom to access the software code (called as source code),
and if you can, either by yourselves or through a professional,
edit/modify the code and make the software as you wish it to be.
More than that, freedom to sell the modified software or give
it free to others (provided you are giving the same freedom for
others to use, modify and distribute, which is an ethically sound
And here comes the bonanza, you will have more
options/alternatives to select from and use. You lose nothing for
changing from one alternative to another (other than some
functionality that the new one may not offer compared to the old
These are just words I can offer you, but its you who can enjoy
all those 'freedoms' and luxuries we are enjoying by embracing Linux
and FOSS. So, what are you waiting for? give a try and you have the
freedom to decide!