A classic o/s on a classic laptop

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    Dyehard

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    I have Windows XP Professional installed on a ¨real¨ Thinkpad (IBM G40 - 3 GHz P4, 15¨ monitor, 2 GB RAM, 60 GB HDD). It is protected from malware by the free version of AVG and Hitman Pro. I was going to install a Linux distro on it but decided to keep the incumbent XP ro onboard as none of the games I am fond of will install or run on Linux. Iḿ using an earlier version of Foxpro as a browser. The combo is lightening fast. The graphic/video is not quite up to modern computer standards as the G40s video card is only 64 MB. It was a $3000 machine NIB back in the day and like the old original IBMs built like a tank.
     
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    That is one of Linux's biggest drawbacks. It easily rivals or surpasses Windows in productivity applications. I have reached the conclusion that hardcore Linux users are not PC gamers. In your case dual-booting XP/Linux might offer the right mix. I had XP/Ubuntu 12.04 dual-booting on an older computer years ago.
     
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    I have several Linux PCs (consoles & laptops) and several PCs running Windows 10 and the latest & greatest. I will keep the legacy classics (real IBM G40 Thinkpad & Win XP Pro) together & unadulterated by the 21st century in the same ¨Jurassic park of computing¨ domain. I do a lot of my ¨innocent¨computing on the Thinkpad (surfing low risk websites & emailing) & haven´t been taken over by evil hordes of hackers as predicted by the ¨dump XP¨ panic promoters & fearmongers.
     
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