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Old 05-05-2016, 07:20 PM   #16
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Hi.

That RAM should be cheep.

Try many, free &c: distrowatch.com/search.php?ostype=All&category=Old+Computers&origin=All&basedon=All&notbasedon=None&desktop=All&arch itecture=All&package=All&rolling=All&isosize=All&netinstall=All&status=Active or a netinst and Aptitude (plus maybe non-free firmware?)

Have fun!

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Old 05-05-2016, 08:14 PM   #17
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A decent firewall, some anti-virus sotware, and a bit of commonsense, and infections shouldn't be a problem.
And with all due respect my experience with the general public suggests that the first and last of these is very frequently absent (ask an average person what internet common sense is...) and the second of them far less prevalent as one would hope. I occasionally fix machines for the local folks, got one about 6 months ago had >800 instances of viruses and malware, it was almost impossible to get to the real www, and it appeared that the real ie was totally missing from the system- that was win 7. Another got that virus that pretended to be the FBI and paid out $ to some web site to get their machine unlocked. I generally can get them to install one of the free A/Vs AFTER I finally get their machines cleaned up, and even the best AV can miss things. We may know better but most folks don't.
 
Old 05-05-2016, 08:53 PM   #18
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even experts and security researchers can get infected

it can happen


but most decent computer nerds do not have many
in 10 years with windows i had only 3
and two of them 60% to 80% of the world got them . this was back in the early 2000's

ram is a issue it might be CHEEP but might not
 
Old 05-05-2016, 08:57 PM   #19
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My nephews think the script blocker I've installed and showed them how (easy) to use is an inconvenience so they disable it and in microcoughed none the less. When it brakes I get hit up on FB from (currently) Debian, "can you fix my windblow$? )

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Old 05-06-2016, 09:42 AM   #20
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I'd look up the max memory specification and buy the memory to max it out. That one is probably around 1 or 2GB's.
 
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:29 PM   #21
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I think window xp is the best windows ever. But if you wnana try something new, welcome to linux.

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Old 05-06-2016, 11:40 PM   #22
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Opinions aside it's outdated.
 
Old 05-07-2016, 01:31 AM   #23
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I think window xp is the best windows ever. But if you wnana try something new, welcome to linux.
There is no help for XP, not even Compaq or HP
 
Old 05-07-2016, 01:39 AM   #24
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I could run x-pee on my (thrift store bought) T20 but instead it's Debian 8.4* and counting...

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