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September 17, 2013 Steve Kirkham I would be astounded if I couldn't find a better PC on craigslist for $50.

Yes No Sending feedback... It's harder to get into, but the rewards to zombie masters are so much greater if they get root on a linux system that they're actively looking. We show... Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor I understand I will receive a complimentary subscription to TechRepublic's News and Special Offers newsletter, and the Daily Digest newsletter (you can opt out at any time).

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An LTS distribution can be a very good choice if you don't want to have to upgrade your system to the latest release every 1-2 years. June 11, 2015 at 4:23 pm Well, I Do Not Use Heavy Graphic Applications And XP Does Everything I Need. --- I Am A MidFrame IBM Systems Commercial Applications Programmer And, Takes about 650MB RAM with just the operating system and AVG anti virus running. Linux Mint is very good option replacing XP or even Win 7/8.

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September 17, 2013 Michael Freeman While Windows users will have to get used to a different set of software (not no viruses.. Reply JH Carter June 11, 2015 at 6:47 am Ok, well, I wouldn't say "Old days" exactly.

Most computer geeks have friends, and many of those have a slightly older box being kept to 'do something later'.

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