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oxymoron
2014-01-17, 01:18 PM
what a fuck :disbelief
now Win7???
Win8.1????????????
what a big fuck,
I LOVE XP

JackDog
2014-01-17, 06:28 PM
They'll probably extend that, because a lot of businesses still use XP (my computer at work does) and I saw this today:

"95% of the world's ATM machines are still running Windows XP and banks are already purchasing extended support agreements from Microsoft."

http://news.slashdot.org/story/14/01/16/2323209/95-of-atms-worldwide-are-still-using-windows-xp

xjsb125
2014-01-18, 01:35 PM
I still use XP Pro 64, but I'll be moving to 7 in March or April. I love XP, but a lot of the software I enjoy using no longer supports it (Photoshop, Lightroom, Vegas).

TomR
2014-01-18, 03:18 PM
Malware support extended until July of '15.

By then, Windows 9 should be out.

Ever notice that ever other Windows release is a dog?
SP - stable
Millennium - crap
XP - stable
Vista - crap
7 - stable
8 - good try but fail
8.1 - appeasement
8.2 - appeasement ver. 2
9 - ?

kozmic
2014-03-01, 07:22 PM
windows 8.1 isn't as bad as people make it out to be. just set it to boot to the desktop and its good. i just made the move and i like it. i had my xp computer since 2006 and it was time to move on . i got an hp at walmart for 450 its got 12gb ram, quadcore proscessor and a 1tb harddrive

Lightpourer
2014-03-08, 04:05 PM
It's SO good to see that they are moving the date back yet again ... they are having to bow to the pressure of the fact that there are millions of corporate machines that are not ready to upgrade to 7, 8 or 9 yet, still, because corporate IT guys have been so busy trying to cope with the mess that Vista made where it went in, and the blinking bum-ache that was Win7 when that went in (although nowhere near as bad as Vista was).
I became utterly fed up with Windows after NT, and moved all production and play to Macs and other Apple devices. They mostly just work and everyone gets a lot less hassle all round, especially yours truly who is Mr. Technical Support to most people I know :-)

jabulon
2014-03-08, 05:41 PM
I left XP a couple of days ago and I'm fiddling with some Linux releases at the moment. At first I was a bit reluctant of all the debian and tar stuff to install the most up-to-date software but once you get the hang of it, it's not that scary (still need a lot of info of how to install certain packages), but almost anything can be found on the internet and Linux communities.

spidergawd
2014-03-08, 09:42 PM
I left XP a couple of days ago and I'm fiddling with some Linux releases at the moment. At first I was a bit reluctant of all the debian and tar stuff to install the most up-to-date software but once you get the hang of it, it's not that scary (still need a lot of info of how to install certain packages), but almost anything can be found on the internet and Linux communities.

Welcome aboard. Don't fear the command line, it can be daunting at first but resist the urge to say "intercourse the penguin" and you will be rewarded in short order. (Partial to Slackware myself)