A Brief Statement About Windows 8...

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Dr Tone
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Re: XP users - maybe install Linux?
In reply to CAcreeks, 10 months ago

CAcreeks wrote:

MisterBG wrote:

Although I'm on Win 7 on my desktop machine and my recent laptop uses Win 8, my older laptop is running Xp. One problem with migrating to Win 7 is that it is (amongst other things) recommended to have 4GB RAM, and my earlier laptop cannot comply with this requirement, so, much as I'd like to, I just do not have the hardware to run Win 7 ...

Exactly. Who knows what will happen next spring after XP passes into non-support. But I can vouch for the fact that Linux will perform better than XP on old hardware.

Even with Classic Shell installed, I still do not like the overall appearance and user interface of Windows 8. I don't want to run "apps" I want to launch programs.

Windows 8 is probably just as bloated as Windows 7, or more, so I hope you are not mentioning it as an alternative for XP on your old laptop.

FWIW: Windows 8 is a little leaner than Windows 7.

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