@Arizona Hot ^reply #77, Nov 23:
Re: "Anyone here planning to convert an existing XP machine to Linux..."
Yes, my Toshiba Satellite laptop has been disconnected from the Internet for 22 months so I'm no longer bothered with updates. It has WordPerfect, ViaVoice_8 Preferred, backup files, printers and scanner. If the hard drive fails or XP becomes useless I will use a live Linux CD/DVD on it or try a copy of ReactOS, if they finish that