...make sure file extensions are displayed everywhere so you don't run programs believing they are media files or shortcuts, stay behind NAT and/or firewall that only lets...
Hidden file extensions is one attack vector how someone might get you...
Over time malware itself might stop being compatible with XP and just not run.
Routers running NAT and Firewalls should themselves be secured, which means they shouldn't be XP boxes.
using the nb as a router for other devices...
I got one installation of XP Service Pack 1 (typing from it now), and another one with Service Pack 3 updated to June 2011 (I installed it recently).I've heard nothing but bad things about updating: frequent restarts, unstable drivers added, consumtion of disk space with updates, reverting of customized settings, updates failing due to system having been tweaked.
All this applies to Linuxes too.
You need to update the base system to install new programs after a while.
Some people are angry at Ubuntu for creating Deb-based packages which include their own libraries, but I believe that might just be exactly what's needed for the Linux desktop to truly rival Windows.
Btw, early '90s themes are much prettier than the current crop of transparent or flat junk.
In what way you need to update your base system? AFAIK, it's possible to keep various versions of same stuff around to satisfy all the weird dependencies, e.g. multiple kernels, Qt4 and Qt5 side by side, etc. It's probably not easy, but surely it's not any easier in Windows either.
You mean on Linux or on Windows? Or on both? I hope you don't mean the Openbox desktop image I posted in the other thread :S
For me XP's default theme always was a considerable inconvenience, because of the heavy effects. I always reverted to 2000-ish look on it to speed things up at work. Vista's improvements made things only worse.
Quote from: ersi on 2014-01-16, 13:11:21In what way you need to update your base system? AFAIK, it's possible to keep various versions of same stuff around to satisfy all the weird dependencies, e.g. multiple kernels, Qt4 and Qt5 side by side, etc. It's probably not easy, but surely it's not any easier in Windows either.So far I've had no problems on my Windows with applications' upgrades. They just upgrade!..
Any light weight linux disro will make for a nice quick net machine. You can surf the net off the liveCD.
Can I keep the XP?
So you say, I could keep both?Can I keep the XP?
Let me add that I (very close to) never need to use Windows.
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