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Old 24. Feb 2010, 01:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ritho
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Well this is not as much of an opinion as it is a simple statement. When I first came into the linux world I tried several distros as a dual boot set-up, but kept going back to Windows to get things done. Then after trying Linux Mint, which is an enhanced version of Ubuntu, it finally stuck and I never looked back.

If you want to be able to use most of the cool freeware you find on this site, and don't want to dual boot, or run a virtual machine, etc. , you should have no problem staying with XP, as Microsoft will continue to roll out security updates until 4/8/2014. Some have surmised that this date may be extended because of Win 7's "XP mode" still needing support, so we will see.
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