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Money is the great divider. It carves a line through the online world, forcing users to choose sides; and the choice you’ve been reduced to is one of few funds and a pitiable bank account. There are no dollars for you to spare: they must all instead be given to the demands of your day to day existence. Trying to purchase the necessary applications is therefore deemed impossible. You can’t afford software. You can’t waste pennies on programs.
You don’t have to — with the use of Linux.
Most popular platforms (such as Windows, Macintosh and similar brands) demand countless dollars from users. Individual applications must be purchased… and then subsequently replaced as they lose their prestige. Keeping pace with the advancements of technology becomes a challenging thing, and many individuals can simply not afford to buy what they need.
Linux offers an alternative, however.
This is a free system: its programs are created with an open source philosophy, which enables them to be shared (and modified) between users. Upgrades, software and more does not have to be purchased within a store. Instead it can be achieved through simple downloading.
And this makes it essential for individuals — like yourself — who lack the means to purchase new items each year. A limitation of funds doesn’t have to equal a limitation of technology. Computers can instead be defined by your decisions and not your wallet.
This is the true advantage of Linux: allowing it to service those who crave stability (as well as innovation) but can’t afford its hefty price. This is progress for all and not just the lucky few.