[SATLUG] Transitioning From Windows XP

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Wed Apr 2 11:42:37 CDT 2014


I find this wiki a good resource
 
[http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/LinuxIntro] LinuxIntro - LQWiki
 
 
 
 
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014 16:39, "Andy" <wg5o at sbcglobal.net> said:



> I'm the list's ignorant desktop user.  If one just wants an easy
> transition from Windows XP, I suggest Ubuntu.  Everything works like
> Windows, so no problem there.  I have been using Ubuntu a long time;
> always the LTS version (12.04 currently).  The up dates come down
> automatically, i.e. are offered.  I seldom know what they do, but just
> hit install, maybe enter my password, and that's it.
> 
> I have kept a copy of XP, primarily to deal with the income tax program,
> but also for other stuff that will only work on Windows, like the GPS
> update program.  There is the problem.  I'll need a way to deal with
> such stuff.  My taxes are too complex to do on line.  I may be forced to
> use my wife's Mac, but that is inconvenient. Suggestion will be welcome.
> 
> Andy Pickens
> 
> 
> 
> On 04/01/2014 06:03 AM, Daniel Villarreal wrote:
> >   Chris,
> > To better assist you, what computing tasks do you do on your computer?
> > What are the specifications (RAM, etc.) of your computer?
> >
> > regards,
> > Daniel Villarreal
> > http://youcanlinux.org/
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Chris Montgomery
> <chrisncats at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Howdy folks,
> >>
> >> Been a long time since I've participated in this list.
> >>
> >> I am seriously considering transitioning my computer's OS from Windows XP
> to
> >> some form of Linux. My computer is 10 years old and has been running the
> >> WinXP software that came installed on it but I am concerned about the
> >> emanate dropping of XP support by Microsoft next week. I'm thinking that
> my
> >> way forward might be to go the Linux route. My specific question is what
> >> might be the best way to make the transition to Linux and I am looking
> for
> >> recommendations on what Linux family to use. I've heard a lot about
> Ubuntu
> >> over the past several years but am open to other suggestions.
> >>
> >> FWIW, I ran Red Hat Linux 7.1 as my desktop system for about four months
> at
> >> the end of 2000 - early 2001 but had to migrate back to Windows. So,
> just
> >> about everything I've learned about Linux is dated and mostly forgotten.
> >> What say ye?
> >>
> >> Cheers.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Best regards,
> >>
> >> Chris Montgomery
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