Can I run Linux on my XP Machine?

Episode 1059 (1:11:50)

Ben from Oxnard, CA

Ben has an old XP machine and is thinking of installing Ubuntu Linux on it. Leo says he can do that, but he could also upgrade to Windows 7 or maybe even Windows 8. Ubuntu is a great OS, but he won't be able to use his Windows apps with it. Windows 7 is a lean, mean OS that can run on older machines quite well.