clean install a month ago , now its gone back to saving fookin pics as bmp , again , any one know how i can get it to save as , well jpeg, or any other file type i choose , not just fookin windas bitmaps ?
Hmmm...Friday night and we're talking computers ;)
Oh well.... ;)
I run Linux on my laptop (which I use 95% of the time) and at work. Only use Windoze for Flash/Premiere type stuff. For most other software there's a Linux alternative. Security-wise, Windoze is a shambles, and the nice thing about Linux (apart from the security) is the amount of free software out there.
Having said that - and this is quite a big 'having said that' - there's still a relatively steep learning curve with Linux. Mandrake is apparently making leaps and bounds in terms of usability for beginners, but with Linux it's best to try a number of different types (distributions) and find one that suits you. My preference is fedora
Quite honestly, if you can use a computer well enough to post to this forum, you can probably use Linux. Just don't expect your Granny to!
Still, loads of peoplea are happy with Windows - if it does what you want it to, just make sure to keep it up to date!