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Originally Posted by phippsy420
i can't really say the spec of my pc off top of my head i just the computer for free my freind said it was crashed i opened it up and it was missin a fan and cd rom drive was fried so i replaced them turned it on the the coputer was working just fine got hit with virus and spy where like a mofo missed my computer all up make a long story shot computer crashed had no cd to fix downloaded borrowed a freind xp home and i could not activate windows xp becuase micosuck won't let you install the xp on 2 computers
Uh, because thats their user agreement. ANY software you buy, likely has a similar requirement. Regardless, almost all Linux software is free, and thus can be installed as many times, and on as many machines, as you like.
How long ws this PC workign before it go hit with all this spyware/virus problems? If you're using some sort of always on connection, Are you running a HARDWARE firewall of some sort? That, and common sense should keep most viruses/spyware off your PC.
Unless you've got some games or programs that absolutely require Windows, I think you'll be OK with just Linux, especially since you have another PC. Even if you do have Windows only programs, you can often get them running on Linux... but one step at a time here...