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#16 Enron

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:01

I still like watching XP burn.

 

Bring it down to 20% and it's party time.

 

Bring it down to 20% and spam execute.




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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:03

Bring it down to 20% and spam execute.

"Not enough rage."



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:05

The last time I used Windows XP was in 2009 when I got a new Windows 7 laptop and never looked back to XP. Microsoft should send out an update that puts a pop up on the desktop that says "Your operating is about to expire, please upgrade to a newer version of Windows or else your PC will be at risk"



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:15

This is exactly what needs to pop up on all XP computers!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:06

The last time I used Windows XP was in 2009 when I got a new Windows 7 laptop and never looked back to XP. 

 

I used it today as I was checking a program at work. We still have a ton of XP computers. 



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 03:13

It's funny that just the other day there was a topic showing that Windows 8 had 10% less share than Windows 7 did at this time, yet Windows 8 has the same market share at this time as XP did after it's first year... I wonder what that means :rofl:

 

Indeed, and 8/8.1 went from 8.89% to 9.24% in the month of October. On the other hand, 8.1 doubled its marketshare. That's what I (and I think the original article as is implied in the original title, which Dot Matrix adapted) call a surge.

 

I would guess that W8.1 doubled it's share because many of the W8 users upgraded.

 

The biggest change from 8 to 8.1 is the .1. That very well could have caused some consumers to finally make the jump though.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 23:30

you do realise gamers especially who know what OS rocks and what doesnt.. the hardcore ones all upgraded to win 8? now 8.1, cus its faster in every respect those people who moaned about the UI sure it may not have bin as intuitive as MS had hoped maybe fixed somewhat in 8.1 dunno not got it yet but ive never had a problem with it. Mine still function like a desktop, if i want calculator up it still runs as a startmenu... win key, type calculator > enter brings it up in desktop. exactly the same want a  list of stuff liek control panel win + X slect control panel faster. think people just moan for the sake of it



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:48

I would say the start of the W8 spike in shares (sales) were connected with kids going back to school with W8 pre-installed. XP is a bit of a beast. Love the boat

I am the Danger.


Businesses still aren't going near W8.

Businesses are adopting Windows 8 and 8.1 but with EOL for XP looming, those who have waited to upgrade are looking for the low hanging fruit. I expect Win7 and Win8.1 to continue to trend up at an equal rate throughout most of 2014.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:51

Businesses are adopting Windows 8 and 8.1 but with EOL for XP looming, those who have waited to upgrade are looking for the low hanging fruit. I expect Win7 and Win8.1 to continue to trend up at an equal rate throughout most of 2014.

Thanks for letting us know. :)



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 23:56

That's good to see, regardless of where the upgrades go to, it's time that Windows XP started fading out. The big kicker is businesses that use specialist pieces of software that aren't compatible with newer versions, or don't have the funding to roll out an upgrade.

I remember my University's labs still had ivory coloured CRT displays and boxes still running Win98/2000. :p

 

wow. how can universities really teach IT when their IT is so antiquated?  win 98/2000? wow.

 

the only systems that can continue are those who have systems that are OEM. that's about it, it would appear.



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 00:02

It's time to move on. 8.1 is here and it's not going anywhere. Time to stop whining about change (which is something that will always happen with tech) and learn how to use it effectively. 



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 00:27

And in other news windows 7 usage has went up higher than windows 8 and 8.1 during the past 3 months.

 

How embarrassing...



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 00:29

wow. how can universities really teach IT when their IT is so antiquated?  win 98/2000? wow.

 

the only systems that can continue are those who have systems that are OEM. that's about it, it would appear.

 

 

When I was going for my two year degree, I had a professor who refused to upgrade to Vista, or 7 and continued to teach his students Windows XP. Last I heard, he was forced by the college to upgrade after students started questioning the course. 

 

The guy hated me, because being an early adopter, I was one, then two generations ahead, while he is still teaching the class how to add scrap objects (which you can't do in Vista or 7) to the desktop, and how to turn off the new Start Menu that was in XP. 



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Posted 17 November 2013 - 00:38

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 00:41

Most people I talk to about April 14th 2014, think their XP machines will all of the sudden stop working on that date. I tell them no, you'll still be able to use it but you will no longer be getting any security updates from Microsoft, so you really don't want to be on the internet with that computer after that.

 

What i don't tell them is ZOMG you are using Windows XP i'm not even going to service your computer anymore!!!!! (as one Neowin member confessed he says to his customers) you must IMMEDIATELY UPDATE!!! I tell them you'll want to be updated by April 14th.