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So I could hold on for 6 months to gain an OS with LTS
but if the AV isn't really needed would it really matter if I used a OS with short support and didn't upgrade for a couple of years?
Much appreciated I'll consider what to do.I'm aware that from the DVD I can run the OS without installing it, so can give it a go to see what I think, which is great. But by using the OS in this way would I still be able to link to other hardware, such as my Printer (HP PSC 1402), USB ports etc to test connectivity of other devices, or would I need to at least install the OS on a partitioned part of the harddrive to be able to do this.
If the OS is on a partitioned part of the drive and I then wish to make it my only OS, is it simple enough to remove the partition and enable the OS to utilise all of the harddrive?
Many thanks I was going to purchase a new computer - apart from XP dying soon my computer's getting slow anyway (it's 6 years old). But after realising how much they add to the cost of a computer for the Operating System (Windows I decided to explore replacing XP on my current computer with Linux. No harm giving it a go and if it works out I'll have a re-vamped computer at little or no cost - no brainer really!Thanks again
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