Don’t want to buy a new computer but don’t want to keep XP after April either? There are some very good options to keep your existing hardware and avoid the pitfalls that will come with keeping Windows XP.

We’ve mentioned it time and again before, but Microsoft is officially killing off Windows XP (and a slew of other older products) on 8 April of 2014.  There are plenty of details in the earlier article here if you’re interested.  This article though is for the folks that have Windows XP on good hardware and they don’t want to replace their current computer and they don’t want to pony up for an upgrade to Windows 7 (or Windows 8).  If this is you, grab a cup of coffe and let’s talk a little about penguins.


Linux is a free, Unix-like operating system that will run on computers that currently run Microsoft Windows.