Linux Migration from Windows XP

Now that Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, many people are considering the cheapest alternative: linux. There are lots of posts offering ways to do this. Here are a few…

ZDnet offers a suggestion for Crossover Linux, which offers an easy way to integrate preferred windows programs into a linux operating system.

PCWorld offers three alternative flavors of linux as suggestions for migration. They also offer the interesting consideration that 40% of ATM’s across the US are still running XP.

Why are people flocking to linux?

  • We have old hardware that is still functional, at least with windows xp.
  • Windows 7 or 8 will make the old hardware painfully slow.
  • Linux generally works faster and more reliably on older hardware typically with less RAM and less hard drive space.
  • Linux is free.

I prefer Ubuntu, but have heard good things about Mint. Zorin also seems to be a contender. Meanwhile, you know you’re going to migrate, so why not create a new label to paste over your “made with Windows XP” label?

Once you’re down, download this pdf and print it out on your own label paper*. Voila! Like-new computer! Available in 4-inch, 3-inch, 2-inch and 1-inch label sizes, ready for you to cut out of your own preferred premium label-backed printer paper.

Linux InsideFor all the consistency police out there who have to say it, yes, you’re right. Windows is to Linux as Intel is to AMD.

Meh. This is just a fun spoof on an existing logo associated with the world of computers. I’m over it. The most recent incarnation of the intel logo was just too easy to convert to say “linux”.

Enjoy!

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