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  • "No one uses XP anymore."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."

    "A lot of people still use XP."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."
  • By the time SP4 comes out, they'll make sure it's too slow to be functional if you haven't figured that out by SP3.
  • I dunno... would a headline of "Two Thirds of PC users still happy with their aging PCs thanks to the ruggedness and longevity of Microsoft's superb Windows XP" warrant a FAIL tag?

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess many home users surf the web, organize (but don't edit) photos, have moderately small music collections (on iTunes), and write letters with MS Word. Their circa 2005 Pentium is probably still doing what they need it to do. When they do go to Costco to get a new lappy or desktop, it will have windows 7.

    As far as businesses / enterprise... I'm out of my league... I understand upgrading can lead to a lot of headaches, and considerable expense... XP is probably Good Enough to not go through the hassle until entire systems need upgrading / replacement.

    /former XP user, now uses macs
    //thinks windows 7 looks spiffy
  • Still use XP at work, windows 7 at home.
  • typing this on my Windows 7 lappy, so i'm really getting a kick...
  • I use XP at work (an old computer) and 7 at home. I like both.
  • Pffft.
    We still used Win2k at work.
  • I recently spilled water in my XP laptop and destroyed it. I'm typing this on my brother's Vista enabled desktop. I'd rather run Win98.
  • I've gotten quite used to 7 and I like it. And it runs fine even on one of those little solid state computers, probably better than XP would.
  • Can we all just agree that Vista sucked shiat?
  • MS clearly failed to deliver a product that would fall apart after 3 years and need to be replaced with the shiny, new product.
  • Until I can find a program like Picaview that works on Windows 7 I'm staying on XP until I absolutely have to upgrade.
  • HulkHands: "No one uses XP anymore."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."

    "A lot of people still use XP."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."


    why is it fail that people continue to use a working OS on a working computer?
    why should you change something that works?

    I dont use the OS.
    I run programs.
    All the software that I run on a daily basis runs on winxp.
    why the fark should I care what OS I am using??

    /fail is for subby who doesnt understand what a PC is used for.
    /go back to recompiling your linux install which you have made custom mods to so it can zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
  • namatad: HulkHands: "No one uses XP anymore."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."

    "A lot of people still use XP."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."

    why is it fail that people continue to use a working OS on a working computer?
    why should you change something that works?

    I dont use the OS.
    I run programs.
    All the software that I run on a daily basis runs on winxp.
    why the fark should I care what OS I am using??

    /fail is for subby who doesnt understand what a PC is used for.
    /go back to recompiling your linux install which you have made custom mods to so it can zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


    That was my point.
  • By contract one project is forced to use IEv6.

    Tell me your tales of woe.
  • Perhaps Windows 7 wasn't their idea.

    /still waiting for my dead bird in a glass of Pepsi
  • HulkHands: namatad: HulkHands: "No one uses XP anymore."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."

    "A lot of people still use XP."
    "That's because Microsoft sucks at making OSes."

    why is it fail that people continue to use a working OS on a working computer?
    why should you change something that works?

    I dont use the OS.
    I run programs.
    All the software that I run on a daily basis runs on winxp.
    why the fark should I care what OS I am using??

    /fail is for subby who doesnt understand what a PC is used for.
    /go back to recompiling your linux install which you have made custom mods to so it can zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That was my point.


    I know :D
    it is actually a great tribute to MS that winXP is so stable and still in such great demand at this point in its life cycle.

    goshhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    winxp is SO bad that everyone has switched to apple OS or linux.
    no wait, apple OS does run on PC hardware? who bright idea was that??

    /wasnt there a lawsuit in the 80s about hardware companies forcing buyers to buy the OS when they buy the hardware??
  • BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    *ding*

    mmmm, popcorn's ready.....
  • namatad: I dont use the OS.
    I run programs.
    All the software that I run on a daily basis runs on winxp.
    why the fark should I care what OS I am using??


    Because the people who write spyware/viruses are more adept at getting around the systems in place to protect you in XP than they are at win7. When we see infected machines at work (Which is often, since I work at a college), the XP machines are always more screwed up than their win7 counterparts. Difference being the user still did something wrong to get infected in the first place, but not nearly as bad on win7.
  • FirstNationalBastard: Can we all just agree that Vista sucked shiat?

    OMG I hate this line! I'm sure it's a troll line but I'll bite. Vista was very good but MS expected people with decent machines to install it, not your POS computer with less than a gig of RAM.

    At our shop its way to expensive to upgrade all computers to Win7 so we are waiting till we replace all computers and then migrate over.

    I like Win7 a lot but XP was/is a great OS.
  • I have XP on a laptop and Vista on a desktop. The only reason I have XP is because the laptop hasn't died yet. The only reason I have Vista is because it was on the desktop when I bought it several years ago to replace the computer that died. When the laptop dies I'll probably get a new cheap one with whatever OS is around then.
  • alywa: . When they do go to Costco to get a new lappy or desktop, it will have windows 7.

    stickmangrit: typing this on my Windows 7 lappy, so i'm really getting a kick...

    I just wanted to point out that "lappy" is, without any doubt whatsoever, the gayest sounding computer slang term ever. NTTAWWT, of course.
  • labman: namatad: I dont use the OS.
    I run programs.
    All the software that I run on a daily basis runs on winxp.
    why the fark should I care what OS I am using??

    Because the people who write spyware/viruses are more adept at getting around the systems in place to protect you in XP than they are at win7. When we see infected machines at work (Which is often, since I work at a college), the XP machines are always more screwed up than their win7 counterparts. Difference being the user still did something wrong to get infected in the first place, but not nearly as bad on win7.


    sureeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    but the arguement is for better virus protection, email spam filters and user training. plus, let's face it, there is no way to protect a PC from a stupid user who will click anything.

    /when was the last time you got spam? when was the last time you clocked on a link in spam? yah, this is what I am saying.
  • TNel: OMG I hate this line! I'm sure it's a troll line but I'll bite. Vista was very good but MS expected people with decent machines to install it, not your POS computer with less than a gig of RAM.

    Vista was bloatware. It used a far-larger footprint to do what XP already did: make programs go. It used more resources whether you had a top-of-the-line bleeding-edge PC or an older one; the higher demand was simply more visible on older PCs. Unless your hardware was explicitly not recognized by XP, you got worse performance out of Vista than you did out of a contemporary XP build.

    My OS doesn't need to be flashy. It needs to run software. That's it.
  • Occam's Chainsaw: TNel: OMG I hate this line! I'm sure it's a troll line but I'll bite. Vista was very good but MS expected people with decent machines to install it, not your POS computer with less than a gig of RAM.

    Vista was bloatware. It used a far-larger footprint to do what XP already did: make programs go. It used more resources whether you had a top-of-the-line bleeding-edge PC or an older one; the higher demand was simply more visible on older PCs. Unless your hardware was explicitly not recognized by XP, you got worse performance out of Vista than you did out of a contemporary XP build.

    My OS doesn't need to be flashy. It needs to run software. That's it.


    this is the REAL nightmare of bad software these days.
    give me a MUCH better/easier way to turn things ON when I need them. before that, why the fark are you loading services for shiat I could care less about?

    talking to apple ... iTunes on a PC is such a POS bloatware turd.
    /alas, I love my iphone 3 ..... and until it dies ... sigh
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