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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

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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.

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If they knew they would upgrade

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Stopped reading at "Kim Komando"

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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.

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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.

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

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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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^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)

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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.

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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.

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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 !!!

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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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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.

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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.

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So how many Windows Exploits get exploited through Firefox?

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XP working so well is just nostalgia viewed through rose colored glasses. By SP2 it was decent.

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XP did and still does work well is the problem.

It's not perfect but for those who had bad experiences with winme or vista it's roses. They don't want a cell phone OS with a keyboard or anything complicated.

 

 

 

 

 

Let's. See what will happen April 9th"

 

 

 

 

 

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XP working so well is just nostalgia viewed through rose colored glasses. By SP2 it was decent.

I used XP Day 1 pre sp1. I'll take that over win98 anyday. 0 issues. I did use black ice firewall (remember them) so I didn't get 0wnded

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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.

Thank you! I'm not exactly middle aged, but I'm close enough to it........well put, my friend! Spot on!

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These threads are hilarious.  I still clearly remember the fear of upgrading everybody had when XP came out.  I know a lot of people who refused and stayed with Windows 2000.  I know at least one person who is probably still using Windows 2000.  Now, after all the XP hate, particularly for its "kindergarden theme," people are reluctant to upgrade to 7 or 8.  Whatever, let them suffer.  It's not like all their software is going to magically stop working.

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Well in some parts of the world, windows 98 and ME only completely disappeared from public computers (internet cafe, etc..) a few years ago when the last computer on windows 98 blew up or something.

Computers here are well over double the price they are in the US so it takes a while longer for the ones used for commercial uses to get replaced and the tax on imports and online purchases is gigantic.

I don't see windows XP disappearing completely till another 2 years or so. It is happening naturally as old computer die and get replaced. No one intentionally wants an old version of windows but there are other factors.

I haven't had windows on my own computer in a decade but I still see windows XP in shops every once in a while. The number of computers I spot running windows 7 i steadily increasing though which is good news.

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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.

 

Except it was the technically inclined that killed both Vista and 8 with unnecessary scaremongering because they had experienced an issue or didn't get along with its UI.  Neither was of worse quality than XP when it was released, even Vista despite its bugs.  The technically minded hold a lot more sway with the less technically minded than they realise.

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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.

I'm still pissed they ended support for Windows Me.  :rofl:  :shifty:

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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.

 

If those techies are incapable of doing their job, they are free to leave. Stop trying to find excuses, IT folks should always be up-to-date on everything that happens in the IT world, especially with things that directly or indirectly relate to their jobs. For those that are incompetent, the door is that way. ->

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