Thanks, Charles, I'm not sure I'm ready to undertake the job of doing Linux.
Is it a program like thing that I could change this Windows Live into?
I don't know that much about computers.
Linux is a different operating system (software that operates the computer hardware). It is free, but is not as user friendly. Macs have a more stable operating system. Also, they are less prone to viruses because of having a small market share. However, Macs are compatible with less software and cost more and have less flexibility.
Yeah, but I always take deference with a couple of these points.
1. Market share. Irrelevant. You buy what works regardless of what the majority buys. Example: majority used to use AOL, the minority that always knew it was clunky, buggy, slow, and overpriced were right to avoid it.
2. Less software. Yeah, but here's the thing. What is there works and you find yourself much more content. Most Windows users are always looking for new ways to do the same old things because they've bought software that doesn't do it well, or easily, or is buggy. Every time I meet with a couple of Windows evangelists I know they are raving about their latest calendar/email program du jour. I never does anything my Mac hasn't done dutifully for years, and I've been satisfied all that time while they've been spending hours every month installing The One they hope will finally satisfy, but never does. I see this all the time and am glad to be out of that circle. Since switching six years ago, I've been amazed at how much less time I spend fixing and tinkering the computer to do what it should have done out of the box and more time just getting things done....which is, after all, the point. And I still have a WinPC (Windows 7, even), so I'm not comparing my Mac to what used to be, but what still is (though I'll admit 7 is not too bad, but a Mac it ain't).