Mar 20, 2016

Alternative to Windows XP OS for your Desktop - UBUNTU

For the Last 20 Years of my experiences in Computer and tools related to it, I have came across from the deep Black Screen DOS mode in 1993, The UNIX Platform with multiple pc setting, The welcoming of Win 3.1 Operating System in 1994 (in Odisha), the Grand eye opening launch of Windows 95 in the year 1996 is a major Event.



Now the Windows Platform is all - everywhere you see a Desktop monitor opened. Are you booking your Railway Tickets of Flight Tickets, or Registering your Name on College Admission, Booking Room at Hotel, getting Trained on MS-Word or managing Accounts of your Firm -- Its all on Windows. From Cyber-Cafe to Science City, From railway station to flight Booking, From DTP to Web Designing, From Writing code for a hospital Management System to the Mission Critical Banking Management System , there is every Possibility of 98% Plus Chance of all running under Windows platform.

Now Windows XP Support is Closed, but One can Use it Free via Official Virtual Machine Windows XP provided by Microsoft. Check Out How you can use Free Windows XP- Thanks to a great Guide on http://www.makeuseof.com/ website here.

Still It Needs a Licensing Fess to Run upon. In India its Hard Money to Invest on OS. The Newer Version of Windows i.e WINDOWS 7, Win 8 and Windows 10 all cost even More and are not specifically made for Desktop Only - They are Good and even better for the Work, which requires Both Desktop and Mobile Version. You have to Pay for License, to use them.



Are there any alternative Out there and how smooth is the Transition ?

Here Comes the Solution and the Answer to the Title of this Post.

Its UBUNTU and its fast, free and user-friendly Ubuntu desktop operating system. . No Licence fees with Great Features.

Ubuntu comes with everything you need to run your organisation, school, home or enterprise. All the essential applications, like an office suite, browsers, email and media apps come pre-installed and thousands more games and applications are available in the Ubuntu software centre.

Create professional documents, spreadsheets and presentations on Ubuntu with LibreOffice, the open source office suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office. That means you can open and edit files like Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations and share them with other users quickly and easily. You can also use Google docs directly from your desktop.

A whole world of apps

Ubuntu offers thousands of apps available for download from the software centre. Most are available for free and can be installed with just a few clicks.


  • LibreOffice :The free office productivity suite that’s compatible with Microsoft Office.
  • Skype : The video chat service, offering screen sharing, conferencing and more.
  • Chrome : Google’s fast, simple and secure web browser, built for the modern web.
  • Thunderbird : Terrific email application, from Mozilla, that’s easy to set up and customise.
  • Dropbox :The world’s favourite cloud backup and file sharing service.
  • Twitter : The social media powerhouse that’s become an essential for online life.
  • VLC player : No other video player is compatible with as many different file formats.
  • Gimp : The world’s number one free app for image creation and photo retouching.
  • Firefox :The speedy, independent, open source browser from Mozilla.


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