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24384Re: [Y-Mail] windows 8/ Yahoo Mail Plus Problems

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  • Shal Farley
    Feb 8 12:57 AM
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      > Lena, I find this interesting. If it's not a Windows OS computer, it has
      > to be a Mac, right? But that's not going to be cheaper. Or are you
      > saying there is a 3rd choice?

      There's a multitude of choices, but the most popular (once you get past Windows and Mac) are versions of Linux (itself derivative of UNIX).

      One that has a pretty good reputation for out-of-the-box ease of use (for "the rest of us", as Apple famously said) is Ubuntu.
      < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28operating_system%29 >

      It is distributed for free, and will run comfortably on any PC which could run Windows. One of its advantages is that it will run comfortably on low-end or older generation PCs, which can save you money on hardware.

      Or, if you want to go really bare-bones, and your only need is webmail (such as Yahoo Mail), web browsing and web applications, there are the Chromebooks -- which are essentially Internet appliances. These do have a bias towards gmail as your email service, as the Chrome browser and Chrome OS were developed by Google, but I use Yahoo! Mail via the Chrome browser with no problems.
      < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromebook >

      -- Shal
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