The Future of Windows XP

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  1. Mustang02

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    XP works fine for the corporate world. We have 50K computers on XP. Upgrading to W7 isn't an easy task and having software that conflicts between XP and W7 is a pain.
     
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    I can respond this way. My first computer was a Commodore 64. I have used every MS Operating System except for WinME. The best OS was WinXP hands down. I had a Vista 64 bit OS for 2 years and absolutely hated it. I now have Win7 64 bit, and can tell you it's better than WinXP. The only thing I don't like about it is how it tries to re-size my windows when I have them shrunk down and moving around the desktop. There's probably a setting that I haven't bothered looking for yet because I'm too lazy. But, the fact WinXP won't be supported in 2013 is not a big deal to me.
     
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    I would have to agree with Mustang. We are a world wide organization with 50K plus as well and I would say 80% are still on XP while the others have made their way to 7. However I disgree at the same time. Most stable MS OS I have used is 2k and the best thus far is 7 IMO. I had a C64 and still do....and it works. I have used EVERY single OS MS has come out with ....mostly because I was running a computer service company and that is what we did ALL DAY LONG.
     
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    XP on one computer, Ubuntu on another.

    Same here. I'm riding it out until the end.

    I actually have that car, but older and with many more miles. I put gas in it, keep up with the routine maintanence, and it keeps taking me where I need to go without any complaints. Why pay to upgrade to a new car when I currently have no problem with the one I have? It's cheaper to change a years worth of spark plugs, belts, and oil than it is to buy a whole new car.

    If I was told that my car would die in 2013, then yes, I would be forced to upgrade to a newer model due to lack of support, but other than that, why bother? It does what I need it to do.
     
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    Ubuntu is fat and bloated with too much nonsense.... its decent for a beginner linux user for getting on the internet but much more then that its useless. okay not exactly useless but defiantly less efficient then it should be.

    debain base install is where its at...... that or slackware.
     
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    I'm still on XP, it's not dead yet. Still gets the job done.

    I like Win 7 but just haven't really had a NEED to upgrade. I will eventually. Maybe this spring.
     
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    I too have tried every win os except Me, which I hear sucks anyway. Im actually installing XP back as I'm typing this, I have way to many issues w/ 7. I've had to reinstall it at least three times, the fonts get corrupt, it gets slow, I get BSODs and my games like Fallout New Vegas crash randomly. Okay, so for the slow thing, Ive been too lazy to diskdefrag or clear junk like the temp folder..... But everything else is just nothing I had a problem with on XP. Oh and iTunes is pretty effed up. So im throwing XP on to see if the problem is 7.

    As for a pro for staying on XP, I'm going to have a crapload of RAM and my already fast cpu (3.6Ghz) is gonna seem even faster. Only con, it looks old, but that can be fixed I guess...

    I tried Ububtu, never again. But to each their own.
     
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    I was a big red hat user but I do really like ubuntu. maybe I am just getting lazy in my old age


     
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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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