[DISCUSSION] Please, let Windows XP die with dignity

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by WinDev, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. WinDev

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    #1 WinDev, Sep 21, 2013
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  2. un user

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    I will play with xp as long my hardware will support. I have understand risk but in those years i never update once and problems was with users not with hackers.
    Some peoples must understand that is no need to update to newer sistems because xp it will be not updated is just because ms want to make money.

    Also, ms will provide support for posready (based on xp sp3) until 2019 and these updates may apply to xp.

    There are many computers desktop/embedded using xp whithout networking and they will be fine. :)
     
  3. oldsh_t

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    Not going to happen here. I'm one of those old die hard's. I have all the latest updates and will see what happens after D-Day. I am working on Win7 and all it's updates also just in case I have to move to that. But Win8 I will not go to. I will switch over to a Mac before I go to Win8:bye1:
     
  4. Ultraform

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    but what happen to the very old computer that you still want to keep that not can run anything else then XP :/
     
  5. Oz

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    Why do you give a f**k about what other people use?

    If you have so little going in your life that this keeps you awake at night, perhaps time to get a hobby or a girlfriend, take a course, get a pet, something!
     
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  7. Baghi

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    Pretty much this ^. People say Linux, but no, it doesn't work the way you "think", GNOME and the likes are heavy, KDE makes very little difference. M$ should roll out Windows XP 8/8.1 Haters' Edition or something similar.
     
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  8. ccrogers15

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    XP is still supported by various companies like EA, Adobe, Activision and more. Until they drop support, its not dead. Its the most stable Windows Edition ever (Besides 7)... and it is the only "Modern" windows era release that works on old computers. Some people absolutely NEED to use an old PC, and crappy vista, Windows 7 and turd 8 will not be running.
     
  9. solarstone2149

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    anyone making topic with title "Please, let Windows XP die with dignity" has some serious issues in life
     
  10. oldsh_t

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    Come one everyone. Lets not jump on WinDev. It's just a C/P of an article that was found. Not WinDev's own words or thoughts.o_O
     
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    #11 Tidus79001, Sep 23, 2013
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    I held out until last year and finally retired XP in favor of Windows 8. Windows XP was a great OS but as much I would like continue using it I have no plan on running it after Microsoft ends support for it in 2014. It isn't worth risking viruses or being hacked just to keep XP alive.
     
  12. MrMagic

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    Because of this thread, I am going to install XP on all of my machines and use it way past its death date next year, and I'm going to PM WinDev for help every time I have any problems or 0 days with it
     
  13. Mobocratic Asylum

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    Windows XP is like old cars that won't die. Just let the owners drive it as they see fit. What's wrong with that? Same thing with XP users. I use Win7, Vista SP2, Win8 AND Win XP.

    *shrugs*
     
  14. WinDev

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    Windows XP will never die. Only Windows XP will lost support in 2014 because we have New Technology 6.x line (NT6, started in 2006, with release of Windows Vista) which comes on new stage of computer technology (Vista/7/8/8.1).

    OFFTOPIC: In post #1 (in article which I distributed here), not my words. :)
     
  15. acyuta

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    #15 acyuta, Sep 25, 2013
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    Of course, for whatever many of its fans say about it, I found it totally useless with modern hardware. It was great for a long time but it now needs to make an exit with dignity. Cannot say the same about some very recent operating systems which need to be terminated with extreme prejudice. No names as I want to maintain my friends here and that is not the topic of this thread.
    In some ways XP is similar to more recent releases which also do not work with modern hardware.
     
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    I have a laptop running Lubuntu it runs better than XP ever ran.
     
  17. CODYQX4

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    Somebody cruising in a classic car doesn't make my life more difficult or less secure, unlike companies running secure services on an old, unsupported and unpatched OS, or me having to put hours on every website I have to do at work for IE7/IE8.

    Or extra work if I code something to support XP.

    A couple years ago I saw Windows 2000 in a hospital and I just died a little inside. I can't believe my medical records are being managed on Windows 2000, so much for HIPAA and security.
     
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  18. acyuta

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    #18 acyuta, Sep 26, 2013
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    People in India and many in big companies (who should know better) are still on XP. If they are on XP now after 13 years of launch, the analogy would be on windows 95 in 2007-08, or say win 98 in 2009-10. How does that sound.

    Please I do not want XP to be retired because I want MS to make money selling OS, but surely for almost all, it is long past its sell-by date.

    Perhaps as 5-7 year old PCs are retired, so will be windows XP. That may still not be the case everywhere as in this slow economy, individuals and many small businesses may not be able to afford purchase of newer OSs such as win 7 or 8/8.1. For that matter, I have seen many PCs in India which are not even patched regularly. In many cases, the keys are genuine but I have seen PCs not even being updated with XP SP3. So a lot of PCs are in `so called zero day' for many years now. They may not be aware or simply do not care.
     
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  19. Smorgan

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    Windows XP will continued to be used long past its expiration date.

    In my honest opinion Windows XP gets a crown of 9/10 for how good it was. Where as Windows 7 eventually got up there in usability and such Windows XP is just classy lol.

    My dad asked me to give him a copy of the XP SP3 AIO recently so it doesn't surprise me its still in use. The Military just recently switched to Windows 7 anyway for the United States.
     
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    #20 EFA11, Sep 27, 2013
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    I suggested the office fire me if they continued to run XP and 2000 at the office. I am the one who has to take responsibility for it, and I do hold myself accountable. So that is why everything is Win7,SRV08R2 now with the exception of one isolated Xp machine and a couple Win8.1 and 2012R2 machines for play testing and a Giant Nix box for my "special" backend lol.

    HIPPA would have a flipping bird had they seen how records where being stored before I got there. Zip drives laying on desktops anyone? for real :doofywave::doh: