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#1 David Thomas

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 15:57


On Tuesday April 8th, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP. This could affect as many as a third of all computer users in the Mother Lode.

Kim Komando, radio talk show host, was Friday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

What does this mean for those people who are currently using Windows XP with their laptops or desktop computers? According to Komando, it means no more security updates.

“If hackers find a serious flaw, it will be open forever, which means your XP computer will become a magnet for viruses and other attacks”, said Komando. ”I know plenty of people aren’t happy with Microsoft’s decision. However, Microsoft seems committed to dropping XP, so don’t count on a reprieve. And, either way, XP is thirteen years old, which is equal to centuries when it comes to technology. It’s time to move on regardless to faster, more secure systems.”

According to Komando, here are some things you need to know:

“If you are running XP, I strongly recommend upgrading. For specific non-Internet tasks like photo organizing or scanning with an older scanner, you can keep your XP computer around and working. Just don’t do any Web browsing (connect to the internet) with it.

As far as upgrading goes, almost any low-cost computer will work for you, and you can even find some with Windows 7, which is closer to an XP experience than Windows 8 or 8.1 is.

For emailing, Web browsing, social media updating, casual gaming and basic computing tasks, you even might be better off with a tablet.

The biggest fear when you completely change computer systems is losing your irreplaceable files, whether they’re financial information, family photos or that novel you’ve been working on.

If you are buying a new computer, this isn’t such a worry. You can copy the files to the new computer and keep the old computer around until you make sure everything made it over.

But the copying over process itself can be a headache. To make things easier on XP users, Microsoft is making Laplink’s PCmover Express for Windows XP available for free. Of course, if you have an online backup service like (my advertiser) Carbonite, you’re already set. It can easily restore your backed up files to a new computer.”

The Kim Komando Show is heard every Sunday afternoon from 4 PM – 7 PM on AM 1450 KVML.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.


The mother lode is a part in the N CA foothills. Sonora CA
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#2 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 21:05

Why do people keep posting these dumb stories? Everyone here KNOWS XP goes out support in a few days, and we all know exactly what it means too.

 

Those that haven't updated by now aren't going to update, so they can deal with any issues they -might- get.



#3 sinetheo

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 21:17

If they knew they would upgrade



#4 xendrome

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 21:22

Stopped reading at "Kim Komando"



#5 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 23:48

Same as xendrome. Burnt out never was/will be. She's like 80 years old, trying desperately to hold onto her youth, and she just makes herself look like a fool. Andrea Borman in a 80 year old "wish I was still in my twenties" body. Pathetic.



#6 Krome

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 00:17

I just don't understand why there are so many people on Neowin trying to hype up the XP fear machine.  I mean let people use XP and let them eXPerience first hand of it's security.  Stop trying to make people adopt Windows 8.  If it aint happening, it aint going to happen.  Leave the horse alone and don't beat it to make it drink the water.



#7 Lord Method Man

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 00:24

What the hell you'd think an OS has never reached EOL before. This is worse than Y2K.



#8 sinetheo

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 00:57

I can't wait to see what happens?

 

Many and I mean MANY PREFER XP and are loyal and spew crap on zdnet.com how XP was the pinnacle that all that is holy and the BEST OS EVER and win 7 is vista crap relabeled etc.

 

Older users set in their ways also prefer XP. It is familiar. Neophytes do not know what a security update is and view their computer as a fridge. They use XP. Corpoations like mine like it because it works and cost over runs and losses and productivity lost due to bugs and GPO issues prefer XP and would stay on it for another 13 years to avoid the headache if given. Last, most do not even know about EOL or care. They think their 2007 trial of Norton will protect them.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:15

^it doesn't matter to microsoft who likes what, apparently. XP is dust in the wind, and the sooner people realize this, the better off the whole entire neowin eXPerience will be. I'm tired of supporting/fixing XP machines anyway, tbh. But no, people like to beat a dead horse, so let them. The rest of us move on with the times. Period. (Y)



#10 AnotherITguy

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 01:48

I am an I.T Admin for a small office and we have 3 desktops running XP PRO X86, trust me, I know. My boss has been kind enough to spring up for several new Windows 8.1 machines thankfully, once I clear up my backlog of "fix this" problem above all else, XP will be kicked to the curb.



#11 wahoospa

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:01

Remember when XP came out? I rushed down to Sam's and bought the OS, I think is was about $89.00 for the upgrade version. Seems everyone was buying the new OS at the time. Wasn't long before tons of people started getting hit with viruses. The problem at the time was a program call 'messenger', not to be confused with MSN Messenger.  I think we disabled it in the services part of Administrative Tools in the Control panel. Can't you see what will happen sooner or later with XP when people don't know what to do?  But there will be no fix and I bet people will get mad with Microsoft. It won't help though.



#12 Gaara sama

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:06

I just don't understand why there are so many people on Neowin trying to hype up the XP fear machine.  I mean let people use XP and let them eXPerience first hand of it's security.  Stop trying to make people adopt Windows 8.  If it aint happening, it aint going to happen.  Leave the horse alone and don't beat it to make it drink the water.

Thanks you well say it !!!



#13 sinetheo

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:21

XP Was awesome in 2001.

 

 

 

It was the end of the old era of crappy 8 bit cpm/dos legacy crap with assembly code and crashes. It was a new era. An era where a modern kernel that worked with CPUs made in 1990 and forward with protected memory, preemptive multitasking, and internet enabled. It was a new golden age compared to th garbage of WinMe and the 65,000 bugs of win 95

 

For corps it had group policy and management. For users it didn't crash and worked! They stayed for many years. VISTA was terrible so they kept XP. Win 7 came and it looked like scary Vista with a blue theme ...stick with XP!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Then they see Windows 8 at the best buy. You expect them to change?? They remember what times were like before XP. They liked the past like Italians remember the Romans. Now if it ain't. Broke don't. Fix it

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:34

XP Was awesome in 2001.

 

 

 

It was the end of the old era of crappy 8 bit cpm/dos legacy crap with assembly code and crashes. It was a new era. An era where a modern kernel that worked with CPUs made in 1990 and forward with protected memory, preemptive multitasking, and internet enabled. It was a new golden age compared to th garbage of WinMe and the 65,000 bugs of win 95

 

For corps it had group policy and management. For users it didn't crash and worked! They stayed for many years. VISTA was terrible so they kept XP. Win 7 came and it looked like scary Vista with a blue theme ...stick with XP!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Then they see Windows 8 at the best buy. You expect them to change?? They remember what times were like before XP. They liked the past like Italians remember the Romans. Now if it ain't. Broke don't. Fix it

At my job, I hear all the time how "I can't get anything done on that new Windows 8".....heard the same thing from Vista and 7, however, things tend to straighten themselves out....like MS adding the start menu back to 8....I don't think that's a bad thing, per say. I think they'll (MS) earn their customers' respect back by doing that. I mean I love the start screen, but it's just not for everybody that doesn't own a Win tablet, or Win Phone....if you're going to introduce change, do so gradually.....not just like "hey, it's windows 8, that's just the way it is, adapt or STFU". People like what they like, and at the end of the day, they like the start menu, or something like it. So I'm glad Microsoft finally got their stuff straight, because it'll be a lot easier to convince people to switch from say, XP to 8, where everything gets lost in the middle of...."now wait, I hit start, what the heck is this?" type of scenario. Personally, since I have windows phone 8, I'll probably just stick to metro, but that's just me. 1 out of how many millions, upon billions of people? Just me. I have made my personal preference. That's beside the point. It shouldn't be forced down our throats, either way, and never should've been, imo. It should've been a choice from the get go, but balmer made sure it was force fed to everybody, and not everybody likes to be choked to death with someone else's idea. Especially if you're as arrogant to the public as balmer was. "Here, eat this...what you don't like it? I'LL SHOVE IT DOWN YOUR THROAT! THEN YOU'LL LOVE IT!". Bad PR.



#15 sinetheo

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:54

Obi-Wan Kenobi, on 05 Apr 2014 - 22:34, said:

At my job, I hear all the time how "I can't get anything done on that new Windows 8".....heard the same thing from Vista and 7, however, things tend to straighten themselves out....like MS adding the start menu back to 8....I don't think that's a bad thing, per say. I think they'll (MS) earn their customers' respect back by doing that. I mean I love the start screen, but it's just not for everybody that doesn't own a Win tablet, or Win Phone....if you're going to introduce change, do so gradually.....not just like "hey, it's windows 8, that's just the way it is, adapt or STFU". People like what they like, and at the end of the day, they like the start menu, or something like it. So I'm glad Microsoft finally got their stuff straight, because it'll be a lot easier to convince people to switch from say, XP to 8, where everything gets lost in the middle of...."now wait, I hit start, what the heck is this?" type of scenario. Personally, since I have windows phone 8, I'll probably just stick to metro, but that's just me. 1 out of how many millions, upon billions of people? Just me. I have made my personal preference. That's beside the point. It shouldn't be forced down our throats, either way, and never should've been, imo. It should've been a choice from the get go, but balmer made sure it was force fed to everybody, and not everybody likes to be choked to death with someone else's idea. Especially if you're as arrogant to the public as balmer was. "Here, eat this...what you don't like it? I'LL SHOVE IT DOWN YOUR THROAT! THEN YOU'LL LOVE IT!". Bad PR.

 

You know people become conservative after a bad times and then something good happens. Look at our grandparents? Assuming you are middle aged like myself and had grandparents who grew up during the depression and came into the most prosperous time in history in the 1950s?

 

They were conservative, cookie cutter, America is the best, do not rock the boat, etc. The 1960s were the counter revolution to this from kids who did not grow up in such times.

 

What does this have to do with an operating system? People remember the crashes and garbage of the old systems before NT based XP. So why would they want to change?

 

Windows releases historically have not been good. Vista didn't help for sure nor did 8. So we have even techies who love XP because it worked so well and is familiar and are upset at MS at ending support because now the great unknown is out. They do not know what will happen and what things need to be relearned to muscle memory. It is difficult after age 35 to use muscle memory unless you tell yourself this change is worth it.

 

XP is an era more than a release. An era that is still here today but is about to come crumbling down like the roman empire. The german barbarians are the equilivent of EOL. Rome fell over centuries. Same is true with XP with a few die hards and lots of old people and systems from better days in previous years.