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Xtra-PC located at www.xtra-pc.com is a flash drive stick with a lightweight distribution or distro version of the Linux operating system on it that you insert into an available USB port on your PC. You then tell your computer to boot from it instead of Microsoft Windows. So, is Xtra-PC is a scam?

Is Xtra-PC a Scam?

No, Xtra-PC is not a scam, but I don't like the misleading way it's being promoted as a fix for slow or old computers. The version of Linux being used by Xtra-PC is lightweight and will run faster on your old PCs for persons who just need to browse the internet and do other simple tasks. But, Xtra-PC may not work or work correctly with your printers and other devices connected to your PC. And, you will not be able to use Microsoft Office, play PC games and use other software that are not available for the lightweight version of the Linux distro being used by Xtra-PC.

Also, if you are a little tech savvy or know someone who is, you can or ask that person to create your own bootable Linux Distro flash drive like Xtra-PC. All you need to do it just buy a USB and install any free lightweight Linux Distribution OS using a bootable program.

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  • February 28, 2020 at 9:35 AM by an anonymous user from Ossining, New York, United States

    will this work on computers older than 10 years?

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    • February 28, 2020 at 10:08 AM by info

      It may work.

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  • February 25, 2020 at 3:24 PM by an anonymous user from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Where do you download Linux?

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    • February 25, 2020 at 3:32 PM by info

      You can download Ubuntu at the following link, which is the most popular Linux distro.

      https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

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  • January 14, 2020 at 12:41 AM by an anonymous user from Lewisville, Texas, United States

    But, is the X-tra PC good to use as a backup drive to copy an entire laptop?

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    • January 14, 2020 at 7:05 AM by info

      It is possible. Usually, the operating system(flavor of Linux) used by X-tra PC usually has utilities that can do this.

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  • January 1, 2020 at 8:05 AM by info

    Another case of the tech-savvy taking advantage of the non-tech-savvy.

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