XP End of Life Support-use Server 2003 is better for Support?

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by kocoman, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    XP End of Life Support-use Server 2003 is better for Support?

    I have noticed that XP Mainstream support ended in 2009, while Server 2003 still has Mainstream support tiss July 2010. Has anyone used the Server 2003 as their XP replacement instead of going to Win7?

    Why I ask is because with Win7 I can't disable the Address space layout randomization (ASLR) for crking apps with ollydbg. My computer is not powerful enough for vista

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  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    What about the "support" is necessary for you???
     
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  3. New2k

    New2k MDL Junior Member

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    XP will be till 2014 supported!
    So you have from now 5 years to buy a new PC ;-)
     
  4. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    microsoft support team has extended the support till April 2014:cool:
     
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  6. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    When did MS make this change and why? Win7 failure?
     
  7. jbysmith

    jbysmith MDL Junior Member

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    It's a smart move on MS's part really. As much as they'd like every system in the world to be running 7, it's not going to happen. Some systems just won't run it. Some people will play it safe and do the "I'll wait for SP1 before upgrading" move. (Pretty much every version of Windows had issues or just plain sucked till at least the first service pack.. XP RTM was no exception.) Some people just don't like it. Some just don't want to pay the money.

    Arbitrarily cutting off a very large portion of their user base would be a pretty big PR blunder on their part. As good as 7 is, it's not the only OS in town.
     
  8. Jani

    Jani MDL Novice

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    Industry. There are so many corporates running XP and not planning to upgrade any time soon.
     
  9. Weedy

    Weedy MDL Member

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    thread necromancy much?
     
  10. MarkJohnson

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    Speaking of thread necromancy, do you think they'll extend the 2014 deadline? With the economy in the dumps still and looking worse everyday I don't think companies can afford an upgrade on all of there OSes plus Machines. I assume this was part of the reason they delayed it until 2014? At this rate XP could live forever! It's not like 90+% of programs need more than 32-bits, at least business wise. XP seems to be still a very viable OS.

    -=Mark=-
     
  11. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    lmao took me a minute
     
  12. coast123

    coast123 MDL Novice

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    I ABSOLUTLY AM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DEATH WINDOWS XP SUPPORT :yeahyeah:ON ANOTHER FORUM RUMORS HAVE IT IN MARCH 2014 THERE WILL BE SERVICE PACK 4 FOR XP

    (LINK REMOVED DUE TO NOT ENOUGH POST COUNT FOR ME, THEREFORE I COULD NOT QUOTE.)
     
  13. Weedy

    Weedy MDL Member

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    Again with the thread necromancy... this thread needs to be locked.
     
  14. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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    The moderators on this board are quite capable of deciding what needs to be locked and what doesn't.


    Yes.

    They have to provide security fixes for POS 2009, which is the same as XP. So it's not like they will be saving manpower by not providing them to XP. MSN Messenger was supposed to have been turned off in April last year, still works though. Scaring people into newer software/ OS seems to be the name of the game.
     
  15. Oz

    Oz MDL Expert

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  16. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Stop spamming the forums thanks :cool:
     
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  17. WinDev

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    I am still using Windows XP, but not in Virtual PC 2007, and I will never stop using it.

    Also using Windows Server 2003 (both incarnations, 2003 and 2003R2).