Linked by David Adams on Thu 15th Jul 2010 21:53 UTC, submitted by estherschindler
Windows The official word from Microsoft is you can't upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7; you need a clean install. But in fact you can upgrade, including moving your data, applications, and settings. Here are some tips to help.
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I have been on the lookout for a Linux distribution which I could "sell" to the rest of the family, clean install on all machines, and has support for the rest of the already existing infrastructure. No luck yet...

Just out of curiosity, have you checked out PCLinuxOS? They have several versions: KDE, GNOME, XFCE, LXDE, E17, and Openbox.

They also have the what they call mini versions. Those only install the bare minimum DE. No extraneous applications. It would be pretty easy to run a machine built for Win98 with an Openbox based PCLOS I would think.

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