A couple of months ago I thought it would be possible to keep using Windows XP if you wanted to avoid buying a new computer. Not so anymore. Microsoft not only stopped supporting changes, they’ve blocked the ability to download updates that you will need if you weren’t up to day on April 8, 2014. Every machine I’ve seen in the last month has been infected with viruses and Internet Explorer 8 is full of holes and easily corrupted with evil doers. Set some money aside, and retire that old machine or come back in a few days for an update about Linux. It’s one way to revive that old computer.