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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.

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