[SATLUG] Transitioning From Windows XP

Chris Montgomery chrisncats at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 12:06:38 CDT 2014

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?


Best regards,

Chris Montgomery

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