“First steps in Linux Mint” – this is a continuation of our article “Easy replacement for Windows XP part 1”.
XFCE desktop should run flawlessly with the old hardware. Once logged in, you will see displayed a fairly simple desktop. XP users can quickly orient themselves.
Located at the bottom of the Taskbar is the “Start” menu. In the “Settings | Display” adjust the screen resolution. If at this stage there were problems, it means that the automatic integration of the graphics card has failed. Do not worry. Go to the menu «System | Driver Manager», and from the list of video drivers, select the one that is marked with the word “recommended”, and then click “Apply Changes”. Reboot the system. If the driver for the Wi-Fi module was not installed automatically, it can be set through the “Driver Manager”. Continue reading
If you use XP from time to time you can transfer it to the virtual machine installed in your current operation system (Windows, Linux or OS X).
Preparing your Windows to move
If you think to move XP to the virtual machine you should clean up your system. Delete garbage from your system and to be sure that job is done check your system with help CCleaner. Continue reading
Thirteen years after the release of Windows XP, Microsoft discontinued support for the product. Consequently, it became a target-of-opportunity for hackers.
In need of a replacement, users can turn to convenient and secure Linux Mint – an excellent alternative.
Even if the termination of support for Windows XP is not a surprise to you, you should be aware that this system persists on some old PCs. Vulnerable people might be children, your grandmother, or a friend. In any case it is dangerous to let the situation continue. At age thirteen the methods used for security, are very far behind contemporary standards. Continue reading
The Second Life of Windows XP
As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports the Windows XP and no provides updates for this operating system. In this article, we will give recommendations of the “Survival” for anyone who wants to continue to use his favorite system.
Just note: we do not offer to use XP as long as possible. On the contrary, Windows XP lacks many features, and especially those related to security. Obviously, the most logical solution would be to move to Windows 7 or to Windows 8. At the moment, all over the world almost every third PC is just XP,and it is an attractive target group for viruses and hackers. Continue reading
According to the Microsoft company, the support of Windows XP will stop, regardless of when OS was installed.
Microsoft remind to customers that after April 8, 2014 support of the operating system Windows XP will stop completely. Termination of support includes the rejection of the development of any updates or patches, including security updates.
The Corporation continues to insist that 29% of users who use Windows XP worldwide have not so much time to migrate to new versions of OS. At the same time, partners of MS received direct instructions from the corporation – to apply any possible efforts to prompt users to stop usage of Windows XP. Continue reading
Chinese cloud browser Maxthon (fourth version) continues to receive regular updates.
The latest to date – 184.108.40.20600 – fixes a problem with the display of content in the environment Windows XP. Apparently, the developers continue to pay attention to the Windows XP operating system, despite the fact that Microsoft is planning to send her to retire in April 2014.
In addition, the new version of the web-browser Maxthon resolves issues quickly display the installed plug-ins and extensions to display the Sidebar. Assembling 220.127.116.1100 improves the Webkit core by removing the URL- parsing vulnerabilities and fixes a bug when opening a PDF- file
We remind you that the cloud Maxthon Browser supports almost all versions of the Windows OS, so users can easily install it on the OS: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The web browser Maxthon Cloud takes advantage of cloud services for data exchange between different devices, double Trident and Webkit engine to quickly display web pages, support for HTML5 features of the modern Internet. Continue reading
Up to the end of support popular operating system Windows XP SP3 left exactly one year, or 365 days.
April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates and other updates to the old operating system. In general, the event must have happened in April 2010, but then Microsoft has extended support for another four years, listening to the numerous requests of the users.
The first release of Windows XP (RTM) on 24 August 2001, that is, almost 12 years ago. Despite his advanced age, the OS is still the second most popular operating system in the world, only slightly behind Windows 7. Continue reading
Microsoft Corporation encourages all users to stop using outdated Windows XP in favor of the more modern versions of the operating system.
However, many PC owners do not hurry to use this advice. Despite the fact that official support for XP will be discontinued in April 2014, many people still consider it to be the fastest, secure and stable operating system from Microsoft.
With this conventional wisdom bet Troy Hunt, software architect and winner of the title of Microsoft MVP. Experts have found that Windows XP, running on the 7-year old laptop is noticeably inferior to the performance of fresh Windows 8.
“According to an unwritten law, the system requirements are growing software from version to version. However, in the case of Windows 8, this pattern has been broken. I found that “eight” is faster than Windows XP, even on older hardware platform, “- written by experts in their own blog. Continue reading