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Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

  1. #61


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    I am an advocate for Win8.x. I encourage those who can upgrade to do so.
    Learn how to use it properly and give yourself time to adjust to it.
    It's a solid OS through and through. With or without the Metro Start screen.

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  2. #62


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Yes, you can tweek Windows, what are you talking about?
    oh, you mean out of the box. Well, no, but which Windows OS has truly allowed that.
    Man, people will come up with the craziest fud just to slam win8.x.

    Or are you talking about in one area in general, the start screen that doesn't let you arrange icons in the exact place you want them?
    nevermind that they are going to be in the exact general area you want, omg, what a travesty.

    However, you can (and I do) run Windowsblinds, which works wonderfully on my systems, and Surface Pro.

    Why is it, that if there are soooo many issues with Win8.x in general, that my 2 Desktops, Laptop and 2 Surface Pros, all running Win8.1 don't seem to have any of these major issues that are so widely prevalent?

    btw. Object Destop from Stardock works very well.
    The only one that needs improving is ModernMix
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  3. #63


    Australia
    Posts : 716
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM


    Over the past 6 months I have come across numberless small and large businesses and public utilities still using XP.

    It will be interesting to see which OS they turn to after XP is officially dead.

    If I were a betting man I'd have to say Win7 is odds on favourite. But it will be interesting to see what Win9 will bring?
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  4. #64


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Over the past 6 months I have come across numberless small and large businesses and public utilities still using XP.

    It will be interesting to see which OS they turn to after XP is officially dead.

    If I were a betting man I'd have to say Win7 is odds on favourite. But it will be interesting to see what Win9 will bring?
    That I fully agree with that.
    It is a shame Win8 will not fully be pulled into the corporate world, there are a lot of nice features for them.
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  5. #65


    Posts : 1,883
    7601.18247.x86fre.win7sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    It is a shame Win8 will not fully be pulled into the corporate world, there are a lot of nice features for them.
    The corporate world does not play on kiddie screens intended for "kids only":

    Click image for larger version
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  6. #66


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    Do you realize how much it will cost the corporate world to switch. E.g. the city of Berlin has 60.000 users that are still on XP and hundreds of programs of which many would not work in 8x. The cost of conversion and the cost of training is completely prohibitive for a city that is broke.
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  7. #67


    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang View Post
    Over the past 6 months I have come across numberless small and large businesses and public utilities still using XP.

    It will be interesting to see which OS they turn to after XP is officially dead.

    If I were a betting man I'd have to say Win7 is odds on favourite. But it will be interesting to see what Win9 will bring?


    I live in the state of Oregon in the US, where we like to think of ourselves as the green state, recycling, etc.. I got quite a chuckle when one of the vendors was repairing one of our umpteen thousands soda/beer can recycler's and I happened to notice that it was still running Windows 95. So, you see XP will simply be replaced with an earlier version of windows.
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  8. #68


    I realize some can't afford to move on, but if one can afford to > Running and using XP in relation to the fast-paced technological timeline would be like driving a 1940's 6 cylinder 2-door sedan. Who here would drive it as a main vehicle? Remember there was no power anything. Brakes, transmission, steering. No AC. Who here would wear clothes from that decade? Haircut? House? How about an education with the knowledge known then?

    Using an antique is fine if that's what you like, but you'd be considered a dinosaur so far as I'm concerned. Personally I can't see me using 7 anymore let alone XP.

    Hey, Shawn! I think we just found the 11th.

    10 stupid things 'experts' try to tell you about Microsoft
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  9. #69


    Old cars are not a fair comparison to XP, I drove my 1947 Ford coupe all year round except winter and a '66 Mercury pickup all the time and would never buy anything newer than that.
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  10. #70


    Posts : 1,883
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    I see brainwashing has taken strong hold. That's what happens in today's society unfortunately, when companies put effort and resources behind their message.

    It's almost like there is some kind of inner conflict caused with seeing others wanting to use XP - there's absolutely nothing wrong with it and it will not create dead babies and no more children in Africa are going to starve because of it. heh heh
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