Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 19th Oct 2010 23:23 UTC
Windows In previous OS News articles, I described how mature computers up to ten years oldĀ can be refurbished and made useful. One article identified and evaluated different approaches to refurbishing. This article tells how to performance tune a mature Windows computer to make it serviceable again. I hope it will interest anyone who wants to tune Windows.
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Wouldn't it be easier and cheaper
by tracyanne on Wed 20th Oct 2010 01:41 UTC
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to simply install Linux, in less than an hour you could have a fully functioning Ubuntu or Linux Mint system up and running. It would even transfer the files from the Windows My Documents folder, if you wanted, into the home directory of the Linux system.

All of that would take about 20 to 30 minutes depending on the speed of the computer, and another half hour to add the media codecs/Flash plugins for Firefox, and do some personalisation.

All the software needed would already be installed, and there'd be no need to worry about Anti Virus software or malware in general. And the system will never slow down like a windows system does.

Think of all the time and effort saved.

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