[Chugalug] xp replacement

basic2point0 at gmail.com basic2point0 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 19:49:17 UTC 2013

I considered that. I do have Virtualbox vm running Windows 98 on their PC, because my dad liked some DOS games that he had on his older PC, so I cloned the whole drive and made it a vm because it was the simplest option at the time. He’s got that figured out pretty well. However, knowing my parents, they would boot into a buggy XP install rather than learn something new. 

From: DJ
Sent: ‎Monday‎, ‎November‎ ‎18‎, ‎2013 ‎12‎:‎15‎ ‎PM
To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group

Is dual booting an option? That will give them the comfort of XP to fall back on while learning something new.

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basic2point0 at gmail.com wrote:


My parents have a PC that is a few years old. If I remember right, its a Sempron @ around 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM. They use for getting online, my mom plays PopCap style games, my dad has some games on Steam - Half-Life 2 era and older. I’ve left it alone with XP because that's what they prefer, but they’ve been having software problems lately, mostly driver issues, and just want to be able to turn it on and use it. 


Anyhow.. Steam is looking pretty good on Linux, especially for the games my dad likes. There’s obviously plenty of games available that my mom would like. I just need to make the transition as easy as possible for them, since they don’t take change very well. I’m thinking Linux Mint with Cinnamon desktop, since its pretty similar to Windows. Any suggestions?
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