Windows XP and Windows 8 which one is better?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by juny0909, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. juny0909

    juny0909 MDL Novice

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    Windows XP and Windows 8 which one is better?
     
  2. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Windows XP is an high risk old OS with 10+ years of first release.

    Windows 8 is better and better than XP, we will wait for the Final Release.
     
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  3. Windows vNext

    Windows vNext MDL Member

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    Really it isn't a question whether an old age XP is better than the latest OS.
     
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  4. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    #4 venu, Feb 29, 2012
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    I recently reverted from 7 to XP on one of the machines and was surprised to (re)discover how well it runs. Everything that worked with 7 worked in XP, also there were no permissions issues (go ahead and delete what you want :D ). It uses 250 mb ram (like win8 :cool:). Best of all, it has a regular desktop and a Start button.

    Edit: win8 uses much more than 250 mb..
     
  5. Beowulf

    Beowulf MDL Member

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    I use Xp and although i have WIn 7 Retail DVD , i still prefer XP and i am happy to wait and see, what MS will comeup with their next OS.
     
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  6. slayermbm

    slayermbm MDL Novice

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    Honestly, I value speed and simplicity much more than looks. That's all what Metro interface has to offer: looks. Microsoft should have limited Metro to tablets and touchscreen devices, and give you the option to turn it off in desktops.

    Windows XP >> Win7 >> Win8. That's how I see it.
     
  7. georgivt

    georgivt MDL Novice

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    Windows XP is working good, but it is really old-looking and does not support many new programs and features.
     
  8. mikki121

    mikki121 MDL Novice

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    In our company we use XP till near 10 years, it always works fine but now we are changing to Win 7 (late) :biggrin:
     
  9. UVAIS

    UVAIS MDL Expert

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    no competition between XP and 8 :p
     
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  10. RommoR

    RommoR MDL Novice

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    Still using Xp b'coz older printer and scanners will not work on Win7
     
  11. renoOo

    renoOo MDL Novice

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    +1 no competition between XP and 8
     
  12. rhieskhiez

    rhieskhiez MDL Novice

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    windows 7 and windows 8 is not support 'direct hardware access'.. kernel streaming and even then only emulation :D.. too much emulation would have an impact on system performance.. simple example, can you enjoy EAX feature without having to install ALChemy or 3DSoundBeta?? :D XP is better .. VIVA LA WINDOWS XP
     
  13. rhieskhiez

    rhieskhiez MDL Novice

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    Sometimes, When Your AMD Graphic Card is not responding, Only Windows XP Can return it into normal state, Windows 7? Get Your Blue Screen of Death or Not Responding Screen

    VPU Recover is available only on systems running Windows XP
     
  14. shadow55

    shadow55 MDL Novice

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    I would choose Windows 8 because I have already tried the beta which released this year . I research everything that was in beta, and I allowed it to extremely satisfied. Really I am looking forward to be released full version.

    Windows XP does not much space on the hardware but the graphics are already worse.
     
  15. xprr

    xprr MDL Novice

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    But I find xp still more efficient and simple as compared to win 7, its also much more compatible than any of the new os versions.
     
  16. jacalhu

    jacalhu MDL Novice

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    I think xp is better, now win8 still have no release ...
     
  17. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    Sad to see people think Windows XP is better than 7/8.....

    People have no idea what they are talking about.
     
  18. dsbig

    dsbig MDL Senior Member

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    #20 dsbig, May 20, 2012
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    xp is good for old games that have weird problems with newer windows

    hardware sound is still messed up even with wrappers in newer windows

    I tried running some old games in vmware and they play but still crap