Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


XP - One Year To Go

  1. #1


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

    XP - One Year To Go


    XP now has less then one year to go. . .

    The count down has begun, and the end is April 8, 2014 for XP and Office 2003.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


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


    Hi there
    I'll still need it for a LONG LONG time yet -- I run XP as a VM and will continue to do so. I have a load of VERY EXPENSIVE legacy Engineering type hardware as well as an old HP plotter and a load of architectural and blue printing equipment. All this hardware runs perfectly fine on a VM and some of the original manufacturers have long since gone out of business. - This type of equipment is "Battleship Build quality" and is often the sort of equipment that will be in use for 30 - 40 years or more.

    There's loads of other types of gear --such as specialized lab equipment / monitoring gear / whatever-- . A lot runs on dedicated systems so Internet access and security upgrades aren't a concern.

    Don't expect XP to go away quickly even when official support ends.

    (Incidentally -- also a bit of nostalgia --I have a couple of Minidisc systems too -- still work perfectly on an XP VM).

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    XP You will not be forgotten :*(

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


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


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    XP You will not be forgotten :*(

    Hi there

    ...."YOU WILL COMPLY ....YOU WILL BE ABSORBED -- RESISTANCE IS FUTILE" -- SevenOfNine in Star trek circa 1996

    Same message for Windows 8 --Microsoft 2013.

    I think I prefer to be persuaded by SevenOfNine rather than Ms. !!!

    https://www.google.is/search?q=seven...w=1220&bih=594

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    XP You will not be forgotten :*(

    Hi there

    ...."YOU WILL COMPLY ....YOU WILL BE ABSORBED -- RESAISTANCE IS FUTILE" -- SevenOfNine in Star trek circa 1996

    Same message for Windows 8 --Microsoft 2013.

    I think I prefer to be persuaded by SevenOfNine rather than Ms. !!!

    https://www.google.is/search?q=seven...w=1220&bih=594

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Seven of nine . . . That's one person who could persuade me to install Windows 8. I'll put T'pol on that list too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I'll still need it for a LONG LONG time yet -- I run XP as a VM and will continue to do so. I have a load of VERY EXPENSIVE legacy Engineering type hardware as well as an old HP plotter and a load of architectural and blue printing equipment. All this hardware runs perfectly fine on a VM and some of the original manufacturers have long since gone out of business. - This type of equipment is "Battleship Build quality" and is often the sort of equipment that will be in use for 30 - 40 years or more.

    There's loads of other types of gear --such as specialized lab equipment / monitoring gear / whatever-- . A lot runs on dedicated systems so Internet access and security upgrades aren't a concern.

    Don't expect XP to go away quickly even when official support ends.

    (Incidentally -- also a bit of nostalgia --I have a couple of Minidisc systems too -- still work perfectly on an XP VM).

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Agreed. All our lab equipment are run by xp. As far as I know, most expensive engineering equipment are still run by xp. I doubt anyone will care if it will get support or not.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Redmond
    Posts : 651
    Windows 8.1 x64


    There's still stuff out there running on NT4 for similar reasons. It's not that it's going to go away (although if consulting requests are to be a barometer, it'll severely decline in the next 12 months in mainstream corporate environments), it's just going to stop being supported.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by phillipduran View Post
    XP You will not be forgotten :*(

    I'll forget it gladly.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


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


    Hi there
    A Huge amount of Engineering / other specialized equipment runs on essentially a dedicated system. The OS UI is totally irrelevant in the majority of this type of use -- the application simply controls the appearance and runs straight from boot. Often the operators never SEE the basic desktop - the OS could be ANYTHING underneath for all they care.

    This type of operation doesn't depend on OS updates / security considerations or whether the OS is even supported any more. These type of systems used to be known as "Turnkey Systems" (not to be confused with a TURKEY system which some people think W8 is).

    These old XP systems will I'm sure OUTLAST W8 and probably W9 or whatever it will be called as well.

    This type of gear will run quite easily also on a VM so even if the old computer breaks the old XP system will still run.
    You can run a VM as a batch process so the newer system would operate essentially in "Kiosk mode" and as far as the operator of the equipment is concerned there would be no difference at all in the operating procedures.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
XP - One Year To Go
Related Threads
Happy New Year in Chillout Room
Wishing all here Healthy and Happy New Year !!!! 55964
Solved Happy New Year in Chillout Room
Happy New Year! It looks to be another exciting one. Looking forward to 9 myself. :) Be safe. Don't drink and drive. If you do drink, arrange to have a designated driver or call a cab. Everyone's life is at stake > That includes yours.
Happy New Year Everyone in Chillout Room
Have a Happy Healthy New Year, from my house to yours :)
Happy New Year! in Chillout Room
I wish all the Eightforums Members a Happy New Year! http://www.messages.oriza.net/rp-eng-happy-new-year-81226-1.gif
Happy New Year, everyone in Chillout Room
Happy New Year to all
6 Year-Old Boy! in Chillout Room
"A 6-year-old boy was found hiding in a cardboard box in his family's garage attic Thursday after being feared aboard a homemade helium balloon that hurtled 50 miles through the sky on live television." LOLOLOL. I saw this on the news earlier and thought I would find the article and post it. I...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook