Linux may have been a scary operating system before, but all of that has changed in recent years. These myths, which are more accurately called lies, are now dead.
Ditching cable? Stay away from dedicated media center devices. Your spare PC makes for an excellent alternative because it’s cheap to set up, more powerful, and forever flexible.
For a good amount of people, the choice between Windows 8 and Ubuntu can primarily come down to the user experience, which is largely attributed to the desktop environment.
If you’re tired of Windows, or don’t want to pay for new Windows releases, it’s a good time to take a good look at whether Linux can work for you.