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#31 Haggis

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:27

You're kidding, right? I'd be searching for a new job if my employer said that.


a lot of companies in the UK still use Windows XP


#32 Lee G.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:27

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That's the Longhorn-style system tray clock.

Edit: Ah, you were questioning why the clock showed PM. :p

I also loved customising Windows XP and using visual styles. Luna Element was also my favourite visual style. Since Windows Vista I haven't had the desire to customise because I've liked the default visual styles etc. I still use Windows XP on a legacy desktop and laptop, although I seldom use those machines.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:32

My favorite thing about Windows XP is you didn't have fan boys for almost 10 years saying if you didn't upgrade your in the stone age..

#34 REM2000

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:33

giant windows logo and colors on the Microsoft Buildings in Reading, UK

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:40

That's the Longhorn-style system tray clock.

Edit: Ah, you were questioning why the clock showed PM. :p

I also loved customising Windows XP and using visual styles. Luna Element was also my favourite visual style. Since Windows Vista I haven't had the desire to customise because I've liked the default visual styles etc. I still use Windows XP on a legacy desktop and laptop, although I seldom use those machines.


:rofl: yea PM

But I used to love theming XP too, I can't remember the name of the style but it was a really thin black bordered style with a half thickness taskbar also black with a curved type gradient and a small round start button, almost like a tiny Vista taskbar

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:40

a lot of companies in the UK still use Windows XP


Last time I went to the doctor's office (Dec. '12), he was using Win XP.

#37 Rudy

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:47

I will forever miss Watercolor.....by far the best theme MS ever made, too bad it got canned so quickly

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:48

Still use XP at my business. Got 8 computers on the network. Light weight, extremely fast, works on the older setups - networking is easy on. Could install 7 but don't see the point. Dont use any programs that use it. If anything, most of the software used to run laser and cnc machinery is more compatible with xp than win 7. Best OS ever - for the time. Much bigger leap back then than vista/7. Lets not talk about 8.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:50

I'm scared for all of you come next year.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 13:57

^ Haha --- I can see Windows XP still running for another 10 to 20 years. ;)

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 14:06

My favorite thing about Windows XP is you didn't have fan boys for almost 10 years saying if you didn't upgrade your in the stone age..

Sure you did (well not for 10 years but..), had plenty of "XP sucks, you can pry 95 out of my cold dead hands" types back then too. Same arguments, different versions.

I made a custom brush for Gimp to have a bit of Windows XP spirit around if I should ever need...
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Hah, this I don't miss. The file manager would do that to me all the time, could get it to crash just by looking at it funny. Was a nice update (after SP2 anyway) from 2KPro, but nowadays it's just too clunky, never mind the obvious support/security ramifications, etc.

Since Windows Vista I haven't had the desire to customise because I've liked the default visual styles etc.

Same here; although I did tweak it a tad to get the pastel blue bits desaturated in 7, but otherwise yea pretty happy with the stock theme... although just for giggles I did throw a Luna clone on a 7 desktop for a while. There's a couple other XP ported themes that I used to like back then, but still preferring Aero.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 14:09

Sure you did (well not for 10 years but..), had plenty of "XP sucks, you can pry 95 out of my cold dead hands" types back then too. Same arguments, different versions.


Not even close on the same scale with 7 and 8.. You had it more with 2K and XP users up until SP1 came out.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 14:20

I remember being very disappointed that Windows XP was just a love child of Windows ME and Windows 2000.

Windows 2000 was a much better OS. But, you couldn't theme it, so the kids paid no mind.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 14:21

^ Haha --- I can see Windows XP still running for another 10 to 20 years. ;)


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 14:25

It's your funeral.


Some of our machines at work still run NT4 :rofl: