“ Manufacturer: Suse / Operating System: Linux „
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This software offers incredible value for money and is, in my opinion, much cheaper than installing Windows on a new machine. It offers a full suite of office programs, and an excellent Photoshop alternative called, interestingly, 'GIMP' and great multimedia functionality - you get stacks of programs free with the system. I use it to colour hand-drawn cartoons, to store my photographs, to write and to design web pages and to handle my email. Changes in software laws now mean that you can read and create Windows-compatible documents also. Ok, you might find it a drawback that you can't just go into a shop and buy the latest Windows game or software, but on the other hand most of the software for Linux is free! This software is ideal for charities and schools as the license situation with Linux is such that you can run it on as many machines as you possess, whereas other systems require that you buy an expensive license. I run Suse Linux Professional on my home system and wouldn't consider going back to anything else.