I have an older Dell D620 XP notebook that I would like to keep XP on and not update it to a more secure Windows OS. It has a built-in modem (currently out of order) and now an external USB 56K modem.
The problem is I'd like to be able to use this computer for light internet use in locations offering only dial-up access. This would be a secondary computer as I have a newer notebook with Win 7 for primary internet usage.
I have heard people mention that Linux could possibly be installed in a dual boot situation, offering safe dial-up internet browsing. I was hoping to keep the computer going because I really like the way XP (and the older programs installed on it) work for me, especially with all the tweaks I've done to it.
Can this actually be done?