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Should old computers stay with old operating system?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Muz1234, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Muz1234

    Muz1234 Active Member

    I am using computers from 2007. The OS that came with it was Windows Vista. Is it recommend for the old computers to upgrade the OS to the latest version? Or just remain with the old OS?
     
  2. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    change it to linux
     
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  3. PJB

    PJB Well-Known Member

    Yes, use a low impact Linux distro such as Peppermint, Linux Mint XFCE, Lubuntu etc.
     
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  4. vincent_z

    vincent_z Low Angler

    Did you buy a desktop computer from Aldi? o_O
    My first computer ran Windows® 98. It lasted for over ten years.
    The one I am currently using has Windows® 7 - X64. It may have gone out of regular support, but access to the Extended Service User patches is available using a script written by a user on the Ask Woody blog/forum.
    To me, computer operating systems are like an automobile. They should be operable forever, as long as the parts and accessories for it are available. :)