The Future of Windows XP

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  1. 252chevyboyz
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    I'm running Windows 7 x64. Havent used XP in a good while
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    possibly i find myself getting lazy these days...... the reason i dislike Ubuntu is after you install it you have to spend hours removing excess crap you'll never need nor use. Thats why i do a Debian base install with no GUI then install exactly what i need/want. Youll notice the system runs eleventy billion times better :icon_ banana:


    and yeah im an oldschool redhat fan.... i should check it out again i havent played with redhat since RH 3.0 im sure alots changed in the last 6 or 7 releases since then.
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    XP is the best OS Microsoft has released. Win 7 is just a Vista make over. It suffers from bloat. It is also difficult to manage in a corporate environment unless you completely chug the MS Kool-Aid and have everything in your data center an MS product. Try running 1000 PC's on Win 7 with a Linux data center and corporate Gmail.

    For a home user, XP is especially good now that MS FINALLY released security software - MS Security Essentials.
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    I will agree that XP definitely has it's perks. I will be sad to see it go. I do love my 7 Ultimate though.
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    I think Win7 is what Vista should of been if MS would of developed it more....
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    Agreed.....Vista was a mistake.
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    You can stay on it....But no security updates will kill it quickly.
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    vista wasn't so much of a mistake the problems came from when people tried to run it using the minimum PC requirements. if you had a decent computer with decent ram vista ran just as good as windows 7.

    this was Microsoft's faults for listing lower specs then what it really took to run the OS.
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    vista had compatibility issues like crazy... win 7 seems to have corrected that. they're similar, yet night and day at the same time.

    vista's issue was not just sys requirements.... at least not from the experience I had with the computers I troubleshot that were running it.
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    I cannot stand Windows or IE. Whenever I design a webpage, it alwsys looks frakked up in IE. They are always lagging behind other browsers. I use a Mac and Safari.

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    We are about to migrate our users from XP to 7...I've been using 7 for a good while now and it performs just as well, if not better, then XP. We decided on skipping Vista...
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    can't stand Safari...I use mostly Firefox and Chrome. If you want a fast non-nonsense browser give Chrome a try.
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    At work, it's always been XP. I won't upgrade my PC to 7, mainly because it probably won't support it that well. When I lose XP, it'll be a new computer for me.
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    You'd be surprised @ what 7 can run on. Do you have at least a gig of RAM?
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    1.5, to be exact.
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    clamworks

    I use Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP (thank you, Oracle/virtualbox). XP and 10.04 are both about to be shrugged into neverland, but as long as they're on my machine I'm happy as a clam. Subsequent versions of both systems just added layers of graphical fiddling and essentially nothing more.
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    I just put my netbook on Win7 earlier today. It was made for XP, but runs 7 fine, really sped up my system too. XP was a great OS, but it's time for the curtain call, especially with 8 coming out soon.
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