Re: Just ditched windows today...
cost of a computer + cost of windows + cost of a few blank cds + cost of burning software
About $0 if you already have all except the operating system (linux).
It might cost some time though getting it to work and understanding / learning it.
Windows: A thirty-two bit extension and GUI shell to a sixteen bit patch to an eight bit operating system originally coded for a four bit microprocessor and sold by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.