Xtra-PC Distro Helps Non-Technical People Install Linux on an Old PC


If you still have an old PC, you’re in luck. A new Linux distribution based on Lubuntu will give any old PC a new lease on life, designed for non-technical users and optimized for popular web sites.

We covered some ways of installing Linux on an old Windows XP computer before, but Xtra-PC makes the process easy for non-technical people—and it comes with a lot of popular stuff set up out of the box. You can run the product off the DVD, a flash drive, or install it directly to the hard drive (erasing the old operating system). I tried it on a few different XP-era computers and didn’t need any drivers. Even wireless and Ethernet worked perfectly.

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