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Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP

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    Despite Imminent Retirement, More Users Move to Windows XP


    If youre wondering whats going to happen with Windows XP in two months, the answer is becoming quite obvious. Plenty of users will still be running it when the end of support comes, as new stats show that Windows XP actually boosted its market share last month.
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    If those users get hacked, system gets corrupted, what have you, there isn't any support coming from Microsoft in patching security holes or addressing performance problems.

    Disregarding that, how idiotic do you have to be to use a 13 year old operating system on technology that didn't EVEN EXIST 13 years ago, such as APUs or SSDs? Seriously right now. Those users are becoming a huge hindrance to software developers as instead of coding for Windows 7/8/8.1 or even vista, nope, they have code for an OS 13 years old on a completely different NT kernel version. Now the drivers...that's also got to make those developers question, "Why?" when they have a new chipset to get working with Windows or Linux, nope, it needs to work with a 13 year old operating system. Why? Because some people probably have no idea what they're doing. Have fun getting Bitcoins stolen, online banking info thieved, and system corrupted from malware that xp can't repair on its own.

    Wow.
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    Some people don't have the money or the desire to upgrade their computer. I don't see where this makes them idiotic. I haven't found myself at a huge disadvantage because software vendors are holding back because people are way behind me.
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    Lol, this is awesome.

    Microsoft has got to love this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If those users get hacked, system gets corrupted, what have you, there isn't any support coming from Microsoft in patching security holes or addressing performance problems.

    Disregarding that, how idiotic do you have to be to use a 13 year old operating system on technology that didn't EVEN EXIST 13 years ago, such as APUs or SSDs? Seriously right now. Those users are becoming a huge hindrance to software developers as instead of coding for Windows 7/8/8.1 or even vista, nope, they have code for an OS 13 years old on a completely different NT kernel version. Now the drivers...that's also got to make those developers question, "Why?" when they have a new chipset to get working with Windows or Linux, nope, it needs to work with a 13 year old operating system. Why? Because some people probably have no idea what they're doing. Have fun getting Bitcoins stolen, online banking info thieved, and system corrupted from malware that xp can't repair on its own.

    Wow.
    Just because someone is still using XP (or any OS for that matter) doesn't mean manufacturers have to support it and write drivers or applications for it. Linux is a perfect example, its out there but not every manufacturer writes drivers for it. People trying to replace 8 with 7 have run into trouble finding Windows 7 drivers for that new tech they just bought. Your logic seems flawed on that one.

    Some people just don't understand the implications of what happens when end of support happens. They can still use that PC and will. Likely until it won't work anymore and they are forced to move on. Not everybody is as computer savvy as you or I. To some its like their car or other appliance. To them its not broken so why replace it. That's life in the slow lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If those users get hacked, system gets corrupted, what have you, there isn't any support coming from Microsoft in patching security holes or addressing performance problems.

    Disregarding that, how idiotic do you have to be to use a 13 year old operating system on technology that didn't EVEN EXIST 13 years ago, such as APUs or SSDs? Seriously right now. Those users are becoming a huge hindrance to software developers as instead of coding for Windows 7/8/8.1 or even vista, nope, they have code for an OS 13 years old on a completely different NT kernel version. Now the drivers...that's also got to make those developers question, "Why?" when they have a new chipset to get working with Windows or Linux, nope, it needs to work with a 13 year old operating system. Why? Because some people probably have no idea what they're doing. Have fun getting Bitcoins stolen, online banking info thieved, and system corrupted from malware that xp can't repair on its own.

    Wow.
    Just because someone is still using XP (or any OS for that matter) doesn't mean manufacturers have to support it and write drivers or applications for it. Linux is a perfect example, its out there but not every manufacturer writes drivers for it. People trying to replace 8 with 7 have run into trouble finding Windows 7 drivers for that new tech they just bought. Your logic seems flawed on that one.

    Some people just don't understand the implications of what happens when end of support happens. They can still use that PC and will. Likely until it won't work anymore and they are forced to move on. Not everybody is as computer savvy as you or I. To some its like their car or other appliance. To them its not broken so why replace it. That's life in the slow lane.
    I'm now using Win 8.1, but I was raised in the era if it's not broken why replace it. That is exactly how I feel about most things. Lots of seniors just can't afford it. This will be the last computer I will ever buy. People living on $1000.00 a month just can't afford new computers and that is why they will stick with Win XP until it want work any more.
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    Wow Indeed


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Disregarding that, how idiotic do you have to be to use a 13 year old operating system on technology that didn't EVEN EXIST 13 years ago, such as APUs or SSDs?
    ...
    Wow.
    Wow indeed.
    How idiotic does a corporation have to be to create an OS that is so hated, people would rather install a 13 year old obsolete OS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Seriously right now. Those users are becoming a huge hindrance to software developers as instead of coding for Windows 7/8/8.1 or even vista, nope, they have code for an OS 13 years old on a completely different NT kernel version.
    Developers should be writing code for operating systems that people (i.e. customers) are actually using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonjstar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If those users get hacked, system gets corrupted, what have you, there isn't any support coming from Microsoft in patching security holes or addressing performance problems.

    Disregarding that, how idiotic do you have to be to use a 13 year old operating system on technology that didn't EVEN EXIST 13 years ago, such as APUs or SSDs? Seriously right now. Those users are becoming a huge hindrance to software developers as instead of coding for Windows 7/8/8.1 or even vista, nope, they have code for an OS 13 years old on a completely different NT kernel version. Now the drivers...that's also got to make those developers question, "Why?" when they have a new chipset to get working with Windows or Linux, nope, it needs to work with a 13 year old operating system. Why? Because some people probably have no idea what they're doing. Have fun getting Bitcoins stolen, online banking info thieved, and system corrupted from malware that xp can't repair on its own.

    Wow.
    Just because someone is still using XP (or any OS for that matter) doesn't mean manufacturers have to support it and write drivers or applications for it. Linux is a perfect example, its out there but not every manufacturer writes drivers for it. People trying to replace 8 with 7 have run into trouble finding Windows 7 drivers for that new tech they just bought. Your logic seems flawed on that one.

    Some people just don't understand the implications of what happens when end of support happens. They can still use that PC and will. Likely until it won't work anymore and they are forced to move on. Not everybody is as computer savvy as you or I. To some its like their car or other appliance. To them its not broken so why replace it. That's life in the slow lane.
    I'm now using Win 8.1, but I was raised in the era if it's not broken why replace it. That is exactly how I feel about most things. Lots of seniors just can't afford it. This will be the last computer I will ever buy. People living on $1000.00 a month just can't afford new computers and that is why they will stick with Win XP until it want work any more.
    I personally know people in that very scenario. They have more pressing things to spend what little money they have on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Some people don't have the money or the desire to upgrade their computer. I don't see where this makes them idiotic. I haven't found myself at a huge disadvantage because software vendors are holding back because people are way behind me.
    It's just not a proper thing to do. I can understand if people don't have the money to upgrade, that's a perfectly valid excuse. What I find idiotic are the people why do buy new hardware and use an old outdated operating system to run it, THAT to me is idiotic, having no desire or no money isn't a stupid reason. In a way, it's like coding for Windows Phone 7 when everyone uses 8. You're reaching a VERY minute user base for what? Just because they use it and will use it for however long they will even though there are several options to upgrade that have been there for at least a year if not more, let alone the other slew of options to come with 8.1. It just makes no sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Disregarding that, how idiotic do you have to be to use a 13 year old operating system on technology that didn't EVEN EXIST 13 years ago, such as APUs or SSDs?
    ...
    Wow.
    Wow indeed.
    How idiotic does a corporation have to be to create an OS that is so hated, people would rather install a 13 year old obsolete OS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Seriously right now. Those users are becoming a huge hindrance to software developers as instead of coding for Windows 7/8/8.1 or even vista, nope, they have code for an OS 13 years old on a completely different NT kernel version.
    Developers should be writing code for operating systems that people (i.e. customers) are actually using.
    Ummm...you can still use 7 if you want to. Or use 8 or 8.1 and do things with it to revert back to 7. That's not an excuse WHATSOEVER.

    And you can say developers should write code for relevant platforms, but you can just say that. In reality, this is basically an impossibility. Microsoft can't develop IE 9/10/11 or xp because of the NT 5 kernel limitations and the way xp handles networking is so archaic compared to Windows vista even. They can't build in the new networking stack from 8 into xp because of the NT 5 kernel limitations. They can't add decent SSD support because again, NT 5 issues and lack of SuperFetch and Disk Optimizer services because again, NT 5 problems. They can't get Office 2013 easily able to be used on xp because of no SkyDrive support (cloud storage wasn't a thing in 2001) in system, and the way the OS handles program installations is just different than NT 6-6.2 kernel versions.

    If it were that easy, it would have been done. But it's not that so cut and paste simple, that's why vista was made to address blatant security and certain performance flaws that STILL to this decade have barely been resolved or even yet to be patched. Obviously vista was a screw up, which is why they released Windows vista.1 and that fixed the main errors there.
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