Not sure if you'd like to give it a shot, but Linux runs great on older hardware / not-so-good computers. Less ressource hungry. Also, another thing to try out is gimp? I mean both are free and you dont even have to install Linux in order to make the process resized with GIMP. Nothing to lose right? Anyway, before my old laptop broke I had linux and gimp on it, and I could resize to just about any desktop size (Didnt try anything crazy. Just the highest desktop res I could find). Give it a try if you havent? If it wont resize it wont resize
Sorry you're talking to the wrong guy about Linux (look at the avatar to your left)
I've tried Linux several times before, on several computers, and perhaps by pure coincidence, it was absolutely terrible each time. It made my laptop overheat, it was insanely slow and laggy, most of my drivers weren't installed so I didn't have internet or audio. All in all, an unacceptable experience. This was Ubuntu 9.04 I believe. After that I've also tried Mandriva, Debian, and some other one. It was almost exactly the same even though it was a completely new computer. Now I'm not saying Linux is a bad operating system, but it didn't give me even the tiniest bit of chance to like it. And this is what out of the box Software experience is about. Microsoft and Apple spend millions, possibly even billions of dollars to make sure things work right-ish for everybody, seems like open source developers don't have the resources at their expenditure to ensure this kind of reliability for home users.
On a side note, GIMP is definitely one of the best software suites on Linux, but unfortunately it can't compete with powerhouses like Adobe..
Yea, I knew you liked windows. Just didnt know if you've tried out linux. For many people Linux is just a penguin they dont know much about, and the only OS'es they know are Windows and OSX And also, it's fine you dont like it Sad about your negative experiences though. I had my computer flying when I installed Ubuntu 11.04 for the first time
Adding the side note. I've seen some choose GIMP over photoshop, and I've read a few places that they boast the same features, albeit just different way to do things. Like interface and such. People who are used to photoshop have problems using gimp, and people used to gimp have problems using photoshop. I havent tried photoshop yet, so I cant say much other than what I've seen here and there