Introduction to the Software Installation

For those who have been with these postings from the start, you'll know I had a little beef with Microsoft about their licensing policy for OEM licenses, which I documented in another post.  Maybe it was just me, but I decided to rid myself of the dreaded Microsoft strangle hold on software.

I started assembling a new computer with one mission in mind.  To prove to myself and my audience that I could assemble a PC that would have the functionality found on a Windows system without paying for any Microsoft software or products.  The aim here is to not directly load or pay for any Microsoft products.  That doesn't mean that a Microsoft product will not somehow be on my system, it will, but it will be a freebee and I will not have given Microsoft any direct revenue for the software.

This mission has led to the "Building a Computer" section of this blog, and that section has progressed to the point where all the hardware is running and we are ready to load software.

We have come to a crossroads.  If you just wanted to build your own computer, and load the latest Microsoft Operating System, like Windows 7, along with Microsoft Office, etc. more power to you.  We wish you well, and see you on your way.

If you are interested in loading a free operating system, like Ubuntu, then keep reading, that's what this blog is all about.  Goodbye, Microsoft, Hello Open Soruce software.  Let's get started.

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