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Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

  1. #71


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    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.
    I think it to be a very fair comparison. Is ďdroveĒ (past tense) the key word here? At 13 years old, first job, I learned to drive in a 57 Ford pickup with 3 on the tree back on a farm. It would be great to own that truck today, but does that mean Iíd drive it for primary transportation today, especially on a long trip > In any weather? Hell no! At my age my arms and legs would be tired! Might be a joy for a younger guy.

    How about increased odds of an accident? For starters, which stops in a shorter distance with much more controllability? Can you say ABS? Oh! And I love feeling every bump on the road! Letís talk fuel economy. And Iím going to fly 70 to 80 MPH down a super slab in what?

    Compare XP with 8/8.1. How about a highly refined rewritten Kernel that uses far less resources for starters. MS services? You probably wouldnít know, but what does WinKey/Q do for you in XP?

    ĎNough time spent.

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  2. #72


    Windows XP use keeps going up; Windows 8.1 stalls in February's OS data

    With less than 40 days before Microsoft pulls the plug on supporting Windows XP, the 12-year old operating system seems to actually be gaining a few more users. That's according to the data collected by Net Applications, which shows that Windows XP had a market share of 29.53 percent for the month of February.

    That number is up compared to January 2014, when Windows XP had 29.30 percent of the OS share. It's becoming clear that Microsoft's attempts and pleas to get people and businesses to stop using XP won't be enough to reduce its worldwide percentage substantially by the support deadline of April 8th.
    Read the rest here:Windows XP use keeps going up; Windows 8.1 stalls in February's OS data - Neowin


    Even FREE is not cheap enough.

    At the same time, Net Application's data shows yet another OS problem for Microsoft; lots of folks are simply not updating their Windows 8 PCs to the new, and free, Windows 8.1, despite its improvements and new features. The firm's February data shows that Windows 8.1 now has just 4.30 percent of the OS market share, compared to 3.92 percent in January. That's a very tiny rise for a update that is completely free for Windows 8 users.
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  3. #73


    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    I see brainwashing has taken strong hold.
    You mean like with those certain company products you like to use?

    That's what happens in today's society unfortunately, when companies put effort and resources behind their message.
    Oh! Youíre one of those IT Pros that are going to save us from those evil tech companies. Iím so glad you showed up! And just in the nick of time!

    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
    Like I stated > XP is ok if youíre a dinosaur.

    Have a good day.
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  4. #74


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MasterChief View Post
    I see brainwashing has taken strong hold.
    You mean like with those certain company products you like to use?
    There is only one criteria for me to use something or not: How it performs for me. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Oh! Youíre one of those IT Pros that are going to save us from those evil tech companies. Iím so glad you showed up! And just in the nick of time!
    Save? No. Simply making a deduced observation is all.


    How about: XP is ok if you want to use it? <<<<< I think that is much more accurate. There's no need to attach a name to someone that wants to use it, no matter how innocent the name is.
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  5. #75


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    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.
    I think it to be a very fair comparison. Is “drove” (past tense) the key word here? At 13 years old, first job, I learned to drive in a 57 Ford pickup with 3 on the tree back on a farm. It would be great to own that truck today, but does that mean I’d drive it for primary transportation today, especially on a long trip > In any weather? Hell no! At my age my arms and legs would be tired! Might be a joy for a younger guy.

    How about increased odds of an accident? For starters, which stops in a shorter distance with much more controllability? Can you say ABS? Oh! And I love feeling every bump on the road! Let’s talk fuel economy. And I’m going to fly 70 to 80 MPH down a super slab in what?

    Compare XP with 8/8.1. How about a highly refined rewritten Kernel that uses far less resources for starters. MS services? You probably wouldn’t know, but what does WinKey/Q do for you in XP?

    ‘Nough time spent.
    Not about to start arguing about cars here, old or new. I "drove" and don't drive them any more because I left them in Canada but if not for that would still be driving them. Braking was no worse than when they were new and driving them was very easy if you know how, never had a slightest accident, they are still in same shape as I left them and new owners are happy with them. I would just love to see how many cars made this year would last, there would be scarcely a picture left from them. let alone to be usable in 30 - 40 years.
    Same could be with computers, my old Atari 512 ST still works like charm and does whatever it did when new. Revitalized 10 years ago a 386 computer and is used all this time to run machines in a saw mill, under appalling conditions, running old DOS software that came with the mill many years ago. Have numerous examples like that.
    What about a Singer sawing machine that my grand mother bought, it's still in new-like shape and used all the time, talking 100 or more years now. And so on, and so on. Dumping something that works fine, whatever you need, for "new and improved" and for just for that reason is not necessary.
    Not really satisfied with this "consumer society" but wouldn't mind having brand new, cutting edge stuff but there's limits to it too. Who knows how long any of us will have to hang on whatever we got now eve if being invested into it today.
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  6. #76


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    Okay, from what I have been reading, England's National Health System, which runs on XP, has been given a reprieve from Microsoft. Yes they are still going to run XP, but what the deal is, that has NOT been disclosed. The ATM's, in this country US, 95% run on XP. Have Not read a thing on what is going on there, all I know...they are STILL on XP. It is amazing how that "Old" Technology still runs quite well. Oh, and I forgot to add, the Military has places that still run XP. Business, who is more than likely, the biggest hold-out in not upgrading, is stating quite loudly that Win 8 OS is an OS for toddler toys and not how businesses are run. Do you honestly think that business cares if their computer boots in 15 sec vs 2 min? The newest technology? Business does not play "games" on their computers...they use them to make money. ( Okay, unless they are in the business for making games.) XP just works for the business environment.

    India is going from XP to Window's 7, they are not upgrading to 8 even though, if I read it correctly, they were offered a deal to go to 8. And China? They, from what I have read, are totally nixing Microsoft. Their cracked copies of XP are being updated to Ubuntu. And that last tidbit of info is quite interesting...Where are computers made? From what I can gather, China. IF they start putting Ubuntu on them, perhaps it is time for Microsoft to get into manufacturing computers?

    I do have a good chuckle when it is stated that a. that Eight is great and b. Windows is open source. Well, if eight is so great, why are the sales so horrible? And remember, a CEO lost his job over this one. Open source? HA! That comment must be made by those who are clueless as to the meaning of true open source. Okay, I stand corrected, it is Microsoft's definition of open source, there are prison grounds one can run around in. Listen to the people? The OS that failed over a "Start Button"...that says it all.

    If you want to read, some links below
    Microsoft may offer extended Windows XP support to UK's National Health Service - Neowin
    Too many PCs are still running Windows XP | Latest Industry News | News | Publishing and editorial | BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
    What Happens When XP Support Ends? - BankInfoSecurity
    World?s ATMs still running Windows XP -- and wildly out of date | Fox News
    ATMs Face Deadline to Upgrade From Windows XP - Businessweek
    The death of Windows XP will impact 95 percent of the world?s ATMs | The Verge
    Windows XP lives on in ATMs. Crisis? | ZDNet
    Indian upgrade crisis: Organizations apprehensive about making the big switch from Windows 7 to 8 | WinBeta
    China switches on to Ubuntu in hunt for Windows XP successor | ZDNet

    And the interesting thread as to why a Pa School District is going to Ubuntu
    Pennsylvania High School Rolls Out 1,700 Linux Laptops to Students | Linux.com


    Please accept my apologies on having a long post and so many links.
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  7. #77


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    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
    HG, I think you are too much of a high tech buff. I prefer simple devices.

    For 7 years I drove this Renault Twingo (pic below) all over Europe. It had absolutely no power assists and the only luxury I put in was an AC. With it's 60 HP it could go 150km/h (which is more than the legal speed limit in most countries) making 40 miles per gallon. Maintenance was nil - an oil change every 2 years, that's it. It was one of the best of my 45 cars I owned and I had everything from a Fiat 500 to a Cadillac Seville.

    Now I am stuck with this high tech vehicle where I managed to read 250 pages of the 560 page user manual in 1 year. I hate the thing because half of the knobs are a mystery to me and the electronice run the car, not me.

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    Not to mention, you need all the extremely expensive equipment like a dealer or pro shop would only have to repair the damn things (newer cars).

    Whatever happened to the engine not running so well, so you service the carb and change the spark plugs? hah! Oh, right - $$$
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  9. #79


    This is quite the challenge to try and get our points across and remain within the rules of the forum, eh?

    First Iíd like to ask where supposedly this 0.25% > Yes, ľ of 1% increase of users are getting LEGAL copies of XP? Of course, I donít think they are, nor is there really an increase > They already have one according to what Bogdan Popa states in this article. Thereís no real increase of XP users. They simply reinstalled it.

    While itís hard to understand how come more users installed Windows XP last month, one possible explanation could be the amount of consumers who tried newer platforms such as Windows 8 but returned to XP due to a number of reasons.
    ďOne possible explanationĒ? Concrete doesnít ďpossiblyĒ solidify into anything but a very hard substance.

    ďSuch as windows 8Ē? Well, maybe they tried Linux. Or Chrome OS. Why didnít he mention them?

    If you link to Popaís profile page there youíll read that heís everything Microsoft and Windows. I think his editor tells him he can write anything as long as it makes MS sound bad. Nice twist of words to keep your job there, Bogdan!

    Onwards >>>>

    Dinosaur is the nicest word this Chicagoan could come up with that would describe someone who likes to use old tech on a daily basis. Iím quite sure they wonít mind me using them as an example > and I, by any means, am not calling them dinosaurs > Iím not speaking about someone like Tully, Wenda, or anyone for that matter that have a whole library of past OSs, all types of software, and machines to run them on as enthusiasts who enjoy tinkering with that stuff. Thatís there ďbagĒ and, of course, they have every right to do so. All the more happiness to them! Thatís not to say they donít do any creative work on them either.

    Iím speaking of the user, pro or not, sitting at a work station pounding on a keyboard trying to get some creative work accomplished. Will XP work? Sure it will, but I dare say not as efficient nor as safe (sooner or later just as all previous out-of-servicing OSs). You had better unplug it from the net otherwise itíll be like opening a vile of virus in a research lab. Donít forget about the hackers looking for you info. Wenda, being the intelligent user that she is, runs her XPs virtual and unplugged as she mentioned above.

    What IE or any browser version can one run in XP? How safe are they? How about drivers for newer peripherals? I know printers donít last forever, just to name one. It would be kind of like finding one for a Linux distros, no? Does IntelliPoint even work in XP? I donít remember. And oh! I canít get it to synch with my WP8.

    Would someone please answer the question > What happens when one pushes WinKey/Q in XP?

    I, for one, like to live in the present and look forward to a better future. The Dark Ages are long, long gone. No one has ever proven that 8/8.1 are inefficient systems to use. They are, quite frankly, quite the opposite.

    Bottom line > I feel there are those that come on this ďsupport forumĒ who have not entirely learned the new systems called Windows 8 or 8.1, which admittedly has a bigger learning curve, and bash it without giving it a fair chance. They have absolutely no idea that itís a fusion of creativity and consumption system.
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    See, no disrepect whatsoever. I think it's known to a certain extent I argue technical points.

    Like I said before on the forum a while ago about "You had better unplug it from the net otherwise itíll be like opening a vile of virus in a research lab." - That's Microsoft ooga booga.

    If you practice good security, you'd be fine with never another patch for XP ever. Firefox + Add-ons + ZoneAlarm - all configured well/updated to latest and don't download "crap" - an XP system will forever be well.
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