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Windows XP PC 12 years old using dialup connection with Netzero
I'm a Windows XP SP 3 user with a dialup connection struggling for many years now with a slow computer. Im reluctant to buy a new computer & want to try Linux as an alternative in the hopes I could speed along like the old days. I have some old Ubuntu CDs somewhere & Im wanting to know how to begin the process. If i locate the old Ubuntu CDs can I try Linux without installing it just to see how it works? In other words, where do i begin ? Thanks
hp pavilion a535w from 2003