Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
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Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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I come not to praise these programs, but to bury them. And, boy, from the smell of some of these -- they really need to be buried!
KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family.
Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
Yes, many of your Windows programs aren't available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software.
Recognizing that it can't keep up with the Dropboxes of the cloud storage world, Canonical elects to shut down its Ubuntu One file service.
ABI Research predicts that Chromebook sales will continue to increase and reach 11 million shipments worldwide by 2019.
Installing Linux Mint on an XP PC is something any Windows power user can do.
If you want to stick with a Windows XP style interface, you should seriously consider using Linux Mint with its Cinnamon desktop.