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So I found this Samsung NC10. It works fine. Wired & Wifi connect. But IE displays that message. Could Internet Explorer just be too old?

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It's probably safe to assume this is still running windows xp, is that correct?

If you must use it, I'd throw some flavor of lightweight linux distro on it.

Specs on this are pretty weak: Atom N270, 1-2 GB RAM
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So I found this Samsung NC10. It works fine. Wired & Wifi connect. But IE displays that message. Could Internet Explorer just be too old?
The whole machine is old. Seriously, well past the time to put a bullet in it. The processor has a passmark score of 270 lol. It is like a Pentium 4 from the early 2000s lol. You should not be using it or IE6 for that matter.
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The whole machine is old. Seriously, well past the time to put a bullet in it. The processor has a passmark score of 270 lol. It is like a Pentium 4 from the early 2000s lol. You should not be using it or IE6 for that matter.
It does work pretty fast. But I need a browser on it. It's just a fun project running on XP. I suppose I can put Chrome on it as a file. I was just wondering if IE 6 still works.
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There's nothing fun about running xp. Massive unpatched security holes remain. Current versions of all major browsers including chrome and firefox will not run on xp anymore.

Put linux on it or use it for target practice or an Office Space reenactment.
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It does work pretty fast. But I need a browser on it. It's just a fun project running on XP. I suppose I can put Chrome on it as a file. I was just wondering if IE 6 still works.
IE 6 was quite literally one of the worst browsers ever released. It was buggy and incredibly prone to security vulnerabilities. There just wasn't any competition back then so it stuck. 15 years later it's probably not capable of displaying many modern web pages.

Find Linux or just plan to never, ever connect the thing to the internet. Seriously. It's a bad idea and it WILL be almost immediately compromised when it's scanned by some bot from Romania.
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It does work pretty fast. But I need a browser on it. It's just a fun project running on XP. I suppose I can put Chrome on it as a file. I was just wondering if IE 6 still works.

As others have mentioned, it is a major security risk to go along with being an old, out-dated piece of junk. Seriously, you could buy a 3rd or 4th gen i3 based machine on Ebay used for around $75 or less if you were desperate for a cheap laptop and it would be infinitely better and quite usable for daily tasks and browsing. Just wipe the drive, remove it for destruction and toss the machine.
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Interesting replies. It's not mine but I can see it could be ok off net. I do appreciate the comments too.
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Interesting replies. It's not mine but I can see it could be ok off net. I do appreciate the comments too.
If they want to use it, a lightweight linux distro is the only thing I'd consider. For basic web browsing and word processing linux can be pretty simple, but this machine is pretty weak even for that. I've been know to keep old computers running for way too long and I really don't see much utility to this machine.

As YanksIn2009 mentioned refurbished / used machines are available that don't cost much. Options like a Fire tablet are also worth considering.

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/ is another option for refurbished computers for low income people.
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If they want to use it, a lightweight linux distro is the only thing I'd consider. For basic web browsing and word processing linux can be pretty simple, but this machine is pretty weak even for that. I've been know to keep old computers running for way too long and I really don't see much utility to this machine.

As YanksIn2009 mentioned refurbished / used machines are available that don't cost much. Options like a Fire table are also worth considering.

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/ is another option for refurbished computers for low income people.
Thanks, I wanna take a look
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I put Mint Cinnamon Linux on & it works great, connects to net, displays pages. Thanks for assisting me. I don't find it too slow. I used Linux on a FD to install.
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