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Chris Bryant

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Posted: 07/07/19 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First wipe it using DBAN, then install Linux Mint on it, xfce edition. It will fly.


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Posted: 07/07/19 01:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hell, even windows 7 is going to die at the end of the year so XP is just plain dust now...

You probably can only get IE 10 on that XP box and there is a reason they don't support 11 on older OS's...

XP was great during it's time. 7 is still great too, but they are going to stop support on it, so what can you do??

Gotta go with what they provide and while all the Linex stuff is great too, none of the programs I use for work won't work with it...

I'm gonna have to upgrade a ton of computers and servers before the end of year (Server 2008 ends at the end of the year too...).. should have done this sooner, but here we are and here you are..

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I would second the linux ubuntu, its free its easy and works great. I know little about the workings of computers and I was able to follow the instructions to down load the linux system and load it on my lap top. Every works great and I am glad i did it.

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Well firefox used to be good. but alas it's gotten so bloated as to be poor

Opera still gets good reviews
I use Chrome on Win-10 Don't have any XP any more

I'm using Chromebooks more and more just use Doze when I have to.


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Which Browser Is Most Secure on Your Old Windows XP System?

Still using Windows XP? Want information........ the web on XP? This site shows you how.

The 5 Best Browsers for Windows XP


THE BOTTOM LINE:
You are not safe running Windows XP because the OS hasn’t received security patches for over five years.


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You might try Opera Mini, if you're bent on doing this....but XP is simply very outsated. Another option might be to reformat and install Linux OS instead.


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Thanks for all the comments.

I tried many of the browsers mentioned in the articles and FINALLY found one worked like a charm. Opera's version 36 is still available on their website as a special download for Windows XP and Vista users. It works fine.

I truly agree that Windows XP is dead and burried, but I just didn't feel good donating something that couldn't be used for reasonable internet access.

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Chrome works very well for me. The only problem is Canada Revenue Agency deems it unsecure so I have to download and upload to CRA in a later version of Windows.

The Slimjet browser also works well.

A friend just asked if it was okay to use Windows 7 for banking. I said I use XP for banking, and so do most banking machines.


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Ozlander wrote:

Charities don't want junk. Toss them.


Yep, unless they have a recycling program where someone is paying them to take your junk, it's worthless to the charity.


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Posted: 07/08/19 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go on to Linux Mint XFCE

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