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XP - One Year To Go

  1. #61


    I dont understand why someone is making such a big deal about windows xp support end. They make it sound like with that end windows xp will delete itself from every pc. I will still use windows xp for some of my needs as long as i want. Windows xp is like good old retro car, we can use it for like 50 years or more, if we want

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  2. #62


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8 Core x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    An operating system that initially not many liked due to the UI became the operating system that has become a thorn in the maker's side to this VERY day still. It's old, it's gross looking, its password was "password" as its security issues were rampant, and should have died years ago.

    Glad it's going to be killed officially.

    Yet interestingly enough, when Bill Gates left Microsoft as CEO, he introduced the HP built Windows xp Tablet PC Edition to the world. Move literally a decade later, Microsoft reintroduces the Windows 8 Tablet PC again with THEIR own Surface tablets running an OS of which its UI is a similar talking point to xp's.
    But you had the option of using the "classic" mode... They forgot to leave it in this version.
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  3. #63


    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)


    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    I dont understand why someone is making such a big deal about windows xp support end. They make it sound like with that end windows xp will delete itself from every pc. I will still use windows xp for some of my needs as long as i want. Windows xp is like good old retro car, we can use it for like 50 years or more, if we want
    Its not about being a big deal. If you want you can continue to use XP without any real problem the only thing is there will no longer be any support. This just means that XP in a sense becomes "Abandonward." So continue using your copy of XP to your hearts delight. . .
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  4. #64


    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    I dont understand why someone is making such a big deal about windows xp support end. They make it sound like with that end windows xp will delete itself from every pc. I will still use windows xp for some of my needs as long as i want. Windows xp is like good old retro car, we can use it for like 50 years or more, if we want
    Device drivers to install it on new hardware is already an issue so if your hardware last that long go the max.
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  5. #65


    Posts : 55
    windows 7 x86,7 x64, 8 x64, xp


    mm.. my netbook is not that old and has xp, tried seven on it but it was noticeably slower. I'll guess I will try to hold to xp for as long as I can, or check if there are drivers for Windows eight
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  6. #66


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    I dont understand why someone is making such a big deal about windows xp support end. They make it sound like with that end windows xp will delete itself from every pc. I will still use windows xp for some of my needs as long as i want. Windows xp is like good old retro car, we can use it for like 50 years or more, if we want
    Device drivers to install it on new hardware is already an issue so if your hardware last that long go the max.
    Hi there
    Loads of people / businesses will continue to use XP on totally modern hardware by using Virtual Machines -- runs without any problem whatsoever,

    It also makes more sense too -- since XP can only use a max 4GB RAM whereas modern PC's even laptops usually have a minimum of 6GB and usually 8 GB. You can also individually tailor a VM individually for hardware / applications it's required to run.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7. #67


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post

    Please let get off of religion, this is not a site that goes into these topics. If you want religion then go to Neowin; just not here. This is a tech site only. . .

    Hahaha! Ok Lee, I'll do it just for you. But the point is, Religion is always a deeply personal matter with me, I have Faith, it's MY Faith. I do not bring my Faith to Work... Well, no I take that back, I DO take it to work, but I keep it in my heart, not in my mouth.

    When I was 16 I was young, Dumb, Full of ***, and then I got Jesused. I had to tell Everyone about it. Well, that time has come and gone, and I have learned to respect people who are Atheists, and also those who follow other religions. I do not want my personal religion to interfere with anybody else's different religion or lack thereof.

    Faith is the having of a belief in a supreme higher power, something that is bigger than myself. Religion is the outward practice of it, that's how it is supposed to be. The Outward Practice of Religion does not mean that *I* need to tell all you guys to go get Jesusefied, it means to me, to HELP people. To be there for somebody who has no one.

    This is why I repair computers, it is the best way for me to practice it, and I do not have to quote one bible verse or sing any Psalms. I just do my Job, and THAT's my Worthship. I fix puters as if I am fixing them for God, or, to put it on a plane of Reality, as if I were fixing them for MYSELF. In this way, thinking this way, I am able to do the best job of repair - For myself as well as for my customers. I'm not quite there with Windows 8 yet, but you guys have helped me SO much.

    So I just wanna extend my gratitude, I know I have been lax at handing out reps, sometimes I just have to run out of here quick. There are a few of you who have given me a bunch of great input, and even if I forget to express that with a rep point, I believe your higher powers will express it, no matter what form that power is.
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  8. #68


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post

    The First Amendment reads:

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Looks pretty clear to me. Would you be ok if organizers of government events pray to Allah, Buddha, or any other make-belief beings? Why should I, a baby eating, cat burning, devil worshipping atheist should endure your preaching of a fictional character? Pray in your own home and leave us sinners and infidels alone.
    This is exactly how I feel about it - Faith is personal and needs no outward maneuvering of lips to rack up points with Ghod.
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  9. #69


    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    I dont understand why someone is making such a big deal about windows xp support end. They make it sound like with that end windows xp will delete itself from every pc. I will still use windows xp for some of my needs as long as i want. Windows xp is like good old retro car, we can use it for like 50 years or more, if we want
    Device drivers to install it on new hardware is already an issue so if your hardware last that long go the max.
    Well, its not like i need super duper hardware for windows xp my nvidias card drivers support ended with the newest series, and other hardware drivers are like 3-10 years old, so its no problem.
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  10. #70


    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by startas View Post
    I dont understand why someone is making such a big deal about windows xp support end. They make it sound like with that end windows xp will delete itself from every pc. I will still use windows xp for some of my needs as long as i want. Windows xp is like good old retro car, we can use it for like 50 years or more, if we want
    Device drivers to install it on new hardware is already an issue so if your hardware last that long go the max.
    Well, its not like i need super duper hardware for windows xp my nvidias card drivers support ended with the newest series, and other hardware drivers are like 3-10 years old, so its no problem.
    Try going from IDE to SATA hdd.
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