I have an older laptop, about 6 years old, running XP Pro.
I run Microsoft Security Essentials on it for virus protection,
(AVG has just gotten too bloated and slow).
I use it mostly to blog and surf, but there are days that I fear for it's safety.
It slows down so much that I'm ready to throw it across the room.
I've tried Firefox, Chrome, PaleMoon, and a number of other browsers,
but it's the underlying operating system.
So last weekend I broke down and set up a partition for Ubuntu, a flavor of Linux.
Do I like it?
If I didn't use this laptop for programming equipment sometimes,
using software that would only run under Windoze,
I'd reformat the whole thing and run only Ubuntu on it.
It is fast.
It picked up all my hardware.
It has so much software that comes with the install, it surprised me.
No goofy command line like earlier versions of Linux that I tried, but didn't have the time to learn.
It even came with a remote viewing package (a VNC app) that is better than the one I downloaded before I realized it had one.
It didn't work so great at first, I'll admit, but that was because I didn't set it up with an internet connection during the install.
The second time, I did, and it downloaded all the updates it needed.
That made all the difference in the world.
I posted this using Firefox in Ubuntu.
What a pleasure.