Consider a software upgrade to Linux for your work at home needs.
Yes, you might need to use all windows software to interact with your companies windows desktops. Thereby needing to continue with Windows 10 Operating System software, but you might find that you can perform your work at home with a Linux Operating System and Linux application programs.
So If the local shop is fresh out of hardware to buy, How does a free software download sound? Good? 10 minutes, 2 downloads, 1 USB flash drive to give Linux a spin on this laptop in front of you.
If you feel your laptop could use a speed boost, but your wallet is sparsely populated with cash. Test drive a live linux on your present Windows laptop hardware. 2nd option, consider purchasing a cheap 120GB SSD SATA 2.5" drive to either install internally to replace the hard drive in your laptop or connect externally via USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 cable to a USB 3.0 to SATA drive enclosure with the SSD placed inside.
""https://opensource.com/article/20/3/open-source-working-home"" Here are some tools you can use Free, from your work at home site.
Google some of these next items, to find their website.
Either zorinOS 15 Lite or PeppermintOS is a free download that you can try booting live from a USB flash drive. etcher.io Balena Etcher will write a .ISO file to USB flash drive. Available for Windows, MacOS, Linux.
Fatdog64 Puppylinux can also be installed into a USB flash drive and booted from USB flash drive without chainging a thing on your Windows Computer. Just hit the F12, F10 or ESC BIOS boot drive selet key to select which disk drive to boot up from. Choose the external USB Flash Disk.
So don't have a USB Flash Drive handy? Lick Installer .EXE file works on your present windows PC to install a puppylinux version 8.0 or Fatdog64 in a single file on your existing Windows C:\ disk.
Need more information and help. Check out the forums of your chosen Linux Distro. Join a local Linux Users Group (LUG) in your neighborhood. Join Telegram, t.me/linux4everyone and visit and ask questions.
google Linux4everyone , Listen to one of Jason Evangelho's podcasts. Read his Linux Gaming articles at Forbes.com ""https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/#7565da20d36f""
Enjoy the software and hardware that you have now. If you feel Windows is too slow when working remotely from home, maybe changing over to ZorinOS Linux and a SSD SATA 2.5" inch drive will improve your work flow. Maybe using PuppyLinux 8.0 or Fatdog64 810 (includes LibreOffice 6.1.2) from a USB flash drive will help you out.
10 minutes, 2 downloads, 1 usb flash drive is all that it requires. You have the time and means now that you are home. Give it a shot and explore the speed that is in your present laptop hardware.
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