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    Thank you all. Very useful info. I too have dabbled with Linux and know what you mean Bigbeard even though I too have used computers for decades (since the Apple II days!). Still have several flavors of Linux on my current laptop installed under Oracle Virtual Box. But rarely go there.....
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    Which 32bit version of Mint do you recommend for the computer newbie I am preparing the laptop for: KDE, xfce, MATE, Cinnamon? Or is Ubuntu better for such a newbie?
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    Thanks Neem. I myself am on Windows 10. I'll see if this person can use Linux.She not computer literate and might not know the difference.
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    Thank you BIGBEARJEDI. I am not trying to use Windows 10 on this old laptop. It has Windows XP on it and that is fine with the person I am donating it to. So I just want to get it to access the web for this person. Does Windows XP need SSE2 support to connect to the internet? I assume that is in...
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    Sorry to jump in, but I am having the identical problem. I am rehabilitating a 10 year old Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows XP for a friend. 1. If I connect it via cable to my FIOS cable modem, Bing searches do work, but all links refuse to work with the error message about "going to a...
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