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#1 sinetheo

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:19

Zdnet.com which has many Windows XP loyalists and die hards from the pcmag and computer shopper days has an article for these users on why it is a good idea to stick with XP and how to keep running for the next few decades go to come

 

THe link is here http://www.zdnet.com...ely-7000029035/




#2 Dot Matrix

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:27

I want to gouge my eyes out and wash them with bleach.

 

Give it up already. It's NOT a good idea to stick with XP under any circumstances.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:29

I already cloned XP hard drive -- that should keep things running fine. :p

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:34

I want to gouge my eyes out and wash them with bleach.

 

Give it up already. It's NOT a good idea to stick with XP under any circumstances.

I don't know, the 1997 screenless laptop I've got running XP and a custom winamp controller seems to say otherwise ;)



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:43

I want to gouge my eyes out and wash them with bleach.

 

Give it up already. It's NOT a good idea to stick with XP under any circumstances.

Uhh you could've just not bothered?  There will always be people that don't want to change things.

 

With any luck, now that support is cut many of the app developers will be ignoring it.  Give it another year or two and I expect there won't be anyone left targeting it or its' related ancient techs.



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:49

 

from source:

Is there a catch?

There's no catch, but there is a bit of noteworthy information that you need to know. Each system that uses the 2xLifeCyclePlus shell should still use anti-virus software and it should be set to autoupdate, so that there's never a virus threat to your system.



#7 Lord Method Man

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Posted 02 May 2014 - 21:51

WTF is Windows "XP?"



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 22:20

I want to gouge my eyes out and wash them with bleach.

 

Give it up already. It's NOT a good idea to stick with XP under any circumstances.

 

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#9 Dot Matrix

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:06

This article is the true definition of "luddite"



#10 Rudy

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:12

This article is the true definition of "luddite"

You need to chill out on the XP hate bud



#11 Showan

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:24

We hang on to things for far to long. I know people have a love for Xp because it just worked, friendly to just about anything thrown at it. Do is about as friendly as it gets.

But I'm waiting for the full blown 64/128bit world, to finally arrive.

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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:25

Dot has a point to an extent.

Using XP on the internet now isn't a good idea, but if you have an XP station that does a specific task (offline), then why change it?

(Think machine workshops here)



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:30

Give it up already. It's NOT a good idea to stick with XP under any circumstances.

 

I agree. XP may be reliable, but from this point forward it sure as hell shouldn't be considered secure. 2X might go ahead and replace the shell, but that only remedies a small portion of a much bigger security problem. At the very least people should be looking to upgrade their machines to a newer version of Window (or even Linux if feasible). Sticking with XP on an internet-connected machine is asking for trouble



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:30

We hang on to things for far to long. I know people have a love for Xp because it just worked, friendly to just about anything thrown at it. Do is about as friendly as it gets.

But I'm waiting for the full blown 64/128bit world, to finally arrive.

 

Windows 7 and Windows 8.x just work too.  Better in fact.  They have newer built-in drivers.  So if I install Windows 8 on a relatively new system, it will automatically have the networking drivers ready.  

 

Also, the new UI enhancements in Vista+ are worth it.  I keep running into XP computers that have issues with the screen not drawing properly due to the way it handles the graphics (moving the window will leave a trail if the program is not responding or something else is going on).



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Posted 03 May 2014 - 00:38

Windows 7 and Windows 8.x just work too.  Better in fact.  They have newer built-in drivers.  So if I install Windows 8 on a relatively new system, it will automatically have the networking drivers ready.  
 
Also, the new UI enhancements in Vista+ are worth it.  I keep running into XP computers that have issues with the screen not drawing properly due to the way it handles the graphics (moving the window will leave a trail if the program is not responding or something else is going on).


I rock a W8/W7 dual boot at home. My wife and kids won't adopt W8. So keeping both is good.