This is my new computer. They forced Win 8.1 on me and it's the worst thing I've ever seen. I think MS really shot itself in the foot removing all support for DOS and that may be keeping some users running XP.
I'm running DOS programs in DOSBox but DOSBox doesn't support printing so I'm running XP in a virtual box. It can print but it's not a long term solution. What I want to do is triple boot the existing Win 8.1 with XP (I have an installation disk) and Linux Mint (a glorified Ubuntu). I think it's time that Microsoft and I part ways but I need some legacy support before marrying Linux.
This tute tells me how to dual boot 8.1 and XP. I'd think that triple booting would just involve using GParted to carve out another partition for Mint and running the installer.
Any tips? Of course I am going to make an image of the entire HD first.