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2016-06-30 18:59 GMT+02:00 nasrin khaksar <>:

thanks extremely for your kind and warm support and suggestions.
virtual box needs powerful system and for this reason, i cant use it.
how can i know about compatibility of version 5.2 with windows xp?
i reported many bugs and also request to bugzilla, but unfortunately
without resolve even only for one of them until now.
whats your idea in this case?
and also linux is suitable for programmers or at least for proffessional
thanks again for your kindness and helping me for resolving my issues!
God bless you all again and i pray devine mercy for you.

On 6/29/16, Tom Davies <> wrote:
Hi :)
That would be a brilliant way to have it in the longer-term.  I've not
managed to get Virtualbox to use a proper hard-drive rather than it's own
internal image of a drive but probably because i only had a very brief
at it.

There are many other ways, such as just using LibreOffice within Linux
(or whichever version ( = distro ) of Linux and forget about the whole
Windows side (except for using the files that will still be on that

A "dual boot" system would keep Windows available and almost unchanged
would give a menu at "boot up" to allow Nasrin to choose to use Mint (or
whichever) and become familiar with it at her own pace.

My main reason for using Virtualbox inside of Windows XP was meant to be
temporary thing.  It would just to be to experiment with setting up
accessibility tools within the OS that is within the Virtual Machine.
neatly still in a working and familiar system that CAN still talk to you
and make some sort of sense.

Moving on to a dual-boot system, or some-such would be a next step into
Linux-land and away from Xp.  Moving from Xp to Linux can be a gentle
"migration" that keeps the option of retreating back into Xp available at
all times.

Microsoft prefers that people leap fearlessly into the void with
no idea whether their new system will work or not.  That has kept many
people firmly chained to Xp.

I prefer the gentler approach that Linux offers :))  It's one of the many
reasons i am happy i made the journey.  I still do use Windows but
increasingly rarely.
Regards from
Tom :)

​Nasrin, I'm unable to address your ​question about the compatibility of LO
5.2 with Windows XP with any certainty, but from earlier posts to this
thread, I've gathered that this has indeed become an issue, as developers
no longer wish to devote their time and efforts to maintaining
compatibility with so antique an operating system....

As to whether operative systems using the Linux kernel suit for programmers
and professional users, I think the answer is unequivocal - yes they are.
Note, for example that of the 500 fastest super computers, 497 use Linux
(the remaining 3 use Unix). As to system requirements - I note that you
suffer from certain limitations in that regard - the following are those
listed for Linux Mint 18 with the Cinnamon desktop :

*System requirements:*

   - 512MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
   - 9GB of disk space (20GB recommended).
   - 1024×768 resolution (on lower resolutions, press ALT to drag windows
   with the mouse if they don’t fit in the screen).


   - The 64-bit ISO can boot with BIOS or UEFI.
   - The 32-bit ISO can only boot with BIOS.
   - The 64-bit ISO is recommend for all modern computers (Almost all
   computers sold in the last 10 years are equipped with 64-bit processors).

If your machine meets the above requirements (which it more or less had to,
for you to be comfortable running Windows XP), then you're good to go. (As
noted in an earlier post, I recommend Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop,
as it is both reliable and very easy for former Windows users to get
accustomed to....)

Good luck !


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