This is why Windows 7 — the Professional version, at least — contains Windows XP mode, which allows you to run applications in a special Windows XP system.Essentially, your computer will run an isolated copy of Windows XP where your Windows XP applications can run.i Pads, Macs, Chromebooks, and More: Okay, so the above options aren’t the only ones.
You can go into any computer shop and buy a boxed copy of Windows 8 or a new computer with Windows 8.
If you’re going with Ubuntu, you’ll probably want to stick with the long term service (LTS) release, which is supported for five years with security updates.
We’ve previously covered how to switch from Windows XP to a more secure Linux system.
Microsoft even sells Windows 8 in downloadable form.
Desktop Linux: Unlike Windows 7 or 8, desktop Linux distributions like Ubuntu are completely free.