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#1 Beel

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

I have an old HP XP pro laptop that has hardly ever been used from scratch and today I fired it up after a few ears lying idle and it is like new even got latest security updates to download from MS today which surprised me. It works like a charm and why wouldn't it as I have hardly anything extra on it since I first purchased it. Now the big question is apart from IE 8, which is up-to-date, what other browser would be the best to download and use on this machine?  I don't do any heavy browsing just general news paper and info etc.Thanks for any ideas!


Edited by hamluis, 26 June 2014 - 05:14 PM.
Moved from XP to Web Browsing/Email - Hamluis.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome are 2 popular choices.

 

Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/

 

Google Chrome: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chrome/browser/

Set Google Chrome To Australian Spelling: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/01/set-google-chrome-to-australian-spelling/

I never make the same mistake twice....I always make it 5 or 6 times just to be sure!


#3 jhayz

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:14 PM

You might also need to upgrade or move to Windows 7 as XP have stop making security updates for newer variants of infections, flaws and exploits. More information from this BC thread.


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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:15 AM

Okay thank you both for your input, I might go for google-chrome and have a think about W7 but I won't be using the XP machine much as I have a couple of other laptops one with W7 and the other a Mac. So we will see. Again thanks.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 04:33 AM

As you have the other 2 flavours, you might even try Linux on that machine. The latest Linux Mint releases are very user friendly.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:45 PM

Yes, I also forgot to include the non windows OS of which are free to use, thanks for the reminder TsVk! :thumbup2:


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