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XP vs. Ubuntu - Asthetics

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My old version of XP was long overdue to be reinstalled. At almost 4 years old it was cludging like mad, and desperately needed cleanup. I’d been considering switching to Ubuntu ever since I’d installed it on the surveillance system DVR, but was concerned some of the more usefull applications residing on my desktop wouldn’t have comparable version in Linux.

Dual-booting seemed to be the perfect solution, use Linux for my surfing and day-to-day stuff (as it’s a little less virus friendly) and keep an operating version of Windows XP accessible for those specific applications.

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