Is m$'s 'Kill XP' strategy working finally?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by stream, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. stream

    stream MDL Member

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    #1 stream, Aug 31, 2011
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  2. portlandbear

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    #2 portlandbear, Aug 31, 2011
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    It's about time. I resisted Vista, but I am now using Windows 7. I'm glad that I did, because "7" is everything that Vista promised to be.
     
  3. 911medic

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    Propaganda....By more M$ propaganda..:p
     
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  4. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    XP will never die... there will be colleges and businesses still using it after the 2014 service end date...

    the only reason 7 use has spiked is 1) people buying new machines, and 2) more people have found how to have 7 for free :biggrin:

    i'm using 7 now on my laptop, but i prefer xp all the way. 7 (8 either for that matter) will never ever be what xp is and was--the best OS by M$ yet. plain and simple.

    all newer OSes by M$ (built on the solid 7 platform) are going to be so bloated and jammed pack with useless, cutting edge junk that you will need a minimum of 4gb of ram to run them smoothly, which most are not going to go buy, or buy a new machine with that much if their current one works just fine running XP and 7.
     
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  5. urie

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    @ stayboogy, yeah you are correct XP M$ was going to stop support i,e, hotfixes security fixes e.c.t. They had to back down for it far to many people in the real world and businesses still use it. Believe it or not go over to MSFN forums and there is still a Windows 95/98/98SE/ME section and it is still active. :biggrin:
     
  6. acyuta

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    XP should have been retired long back. It looked good but is nothing compared with windows 7. For that matter, what about retiring 32bit versions also for future builds of windows and office.
     
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  7. x86

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    I don't think they should. From my point of view, I am on a non-x64 capable CPU and don't see why would I have to pay for a new system, especially as I still get decent performance out of my 32bit (on 7)? And what about application compatibility? I just think its way too early for such a bold move of dropping x86 :rolleyes:
     
  8. stayboogy

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    i have to agree with x86 here.

    what's funny is you have an i7, acyuta, and it barely clocks faster than my celeron lol. that's one reason alone right there not to move completely to x64 architecture--wheres the real benefit? it surely isn't speed...
     
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  9. x86

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    Sure. And its not just a matter of considering end users like me and a few others that still use outdated hardware. Many companies I have come across still use XP. The transition from NT >> XP took them a while as well, not to mention the cost of upgrading their workstations to match the requirements of the new OS.

    So I don't really think they will embrace the idea of having to replace their hardware yet again for a x64-exclusive OS. Hopefully M$ is aware of that. So that poor end users like myself can buy more time instead of having to buy more hardware ;)
     
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  11. mythofuniverse

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    Though there are no proofs.. i ve noticed it for a while ... i ve used windows xp x64 which hadn't been affected by any viruses.. because some viruses only use 32bit library components which runs as emulation so it didn't affect the core OS components..this inturn made the OS literally non-vulnerable to normal viruses.. but the fact is that more the world changes to x64 more the chances of x64 viruses being developed.. so there is no such thing vulnerable or non vulnerable its all depends on the virus being developed..
     
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  12. x86

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    That is correct. It's only a matter of time o_O
     
  13. stream

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    The only reason (from a technical and/or economic viewpoint) for anyone forced to use win 7 is the non-availability of win XP drivers for newer hardware.

    It is an issue especially seen with notebooks/laptops.

    This is due to m$ pressurising (which of course is an unfair business practice) hardware vendors to stop developing drivers for win XP.

    In fact, I became a victim of m$'s tyranny in this regard when I tried to install win XP on a 2-year-old laptop last week.

    I was forced to eat humble pie by installing win 7 because something even as basic as display drivers for win XP were not available! :mad:
     
  14. evlad

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    #15 evlad, Sep 6, 2011
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    also, e machines (acer for east europe) e627 laptop with xp sp3 genuine ... bsod every week :( (display conflict, hd3200).
    now it has w7 ultimate x64 with daz loader and works last 6 month without bsod. And it is faster with w7 !!!

    every generation of hardware has his target OS ...
    8086 dos 3.30
    286 dos 4.01 ~ 6.0
    386 win 3.11
    486 win 95
    p1 win 98
    p2 & p3 w2k
    p4 xp
    dual, quad core w7
    ......
     
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  15. stayboogy

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  16. R29k

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    One man's meat is another man's poison. :D
    I guess the fact that you don't have to worry about 99.99% of all viruses when you use x64 is a negative to you isn't it ?! The only thing that can really be infected is the WOW64 bit of the OS.:eek:
     
  17. stayboogy

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    if it was true it would be a positive thing, the only problem is that it's not true information :biggrin: it's not a personal attack on you, friend :hug2:
     
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