Hello all. This is my first post, although I've been going to the site for years. My question is about whether I can safely continue to use xp for applications and just use linux for internet usage. Specifically, if I install Ubuntu as dual boot, can I disable XP internet access?
I replaced xp on my computer with Ubuntu, and I'm fine with it. But I got my wife to sit down with it, and I don't think she's going to be able to handle it for anything except internet browsing. So I need to know if I can just disable xp for internet access, and will it be safe for her to be online just in linux, or is there a chance that she can pick up viruses or malware even though xp is disabled.
If this is a plausible solution (aside from replacing xp with win7 or 8, which I can't afford to do right now), how do I go about disabling xp? Thanks. Jim