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Tech Tips: A guide to upgrading, using XP computer
NEW YORK — Microsoft retires its 12-year-old Windows XP operating system on Tuesday. Even so, there are still millions of XP computers out there. Here’s what to do if you own one of them:I've got another machine with Win7 installed so I'll be moving to that one tomorrow but I suppose sometime this year I'll buy a new computer with Windows 8 . I've read some good and bad reviews on Windows 8 but I'm sure it'll just be a matter of getting used to something a little different.
What happens Tuesday?~snip~
I'm not really sure what I'll do with my current XP computer, maybe I'll install Linux on it but truth is I'm not really excited about going that way so I suppose it'll really end up in the back of a closet somewhere gathering dust.