As an ex-pat living in France, Derek keeps in touch with many of his overseas friends via email, watches a few on-line TV shows and buys spares for various motorcycle projects on-line. All this on an old HP Pavillion 6000 series laptop! Whilst visiting last year he mentioned the issues he was having with an unsupported operating system, unresponsive computer and his wife insisting he dumped the old machine; Derek’s favorite. So, on my return visit this year I demonstrated how Mint 17 could run on his HP laptop and over a cold bier watched it install. It actually took longer to copy his few files off the old XP system than it did to install Mint and restore everything to full working order. Derek now has his favorite machine back, running far faster and with most of the disc space freed up too.


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