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Yes, Linux in general uses less resources than Win  (it is also more safe and doesn't require 
security software e.g. antivirus).  For older machines you can use LXDE (Lx desktop environment 
such as the Lubuntu distro);  it requires just 70 MB of ram.


On Friday, July 1, 2016 7:37 PM, M Henri Day <> wrote:
2016-06-30 18:59 GMT+02:00 nasrin khaksar <>:

​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....

*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....)


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