As a member of an occupational pensioners’ group, I receive a monthly magazine. It contains a regular Q&A column, where readers can ask for IT advice. But guess what? All the readers’ problems are with various Microsoft products – nothing at all about Linux.
So I sent an email to the column writer, asking him why this was the case, and suggesting that he tell readers to ditch Microsoft and install a Linux distro instead. I finished my email by telling him that I experienced IT bliss (no, not the dreaded XP wallpaper) after I installed Ubuntu a couple of years ago. I wonder if my contribution will appear in print? Pete Barrett, Northumberland Neil says: Let’s face it, the reason why everyone is writing in with Windows problems is that it’s the only option you have when you buy a new PC. With Microsoft putting more and more adverts into Windows 10 and, it seems, locking out traditional .EXEs, too, I suspect we’ll be seeing more people trying Linux out down the line.
It’s true! Everyone says Qubes is a reasonably secure OS.