|08 Oct 2013||#72|
One thing many may not even be aware of the CE edition of XP, not sure on Vista but most likely, and the CE 6.0 form of 7. That's the embedded form of Windows on the tablet platform. Talk about a stripped down OS there isn't much you can do there besides browse the web as long as the limited form of IE will allow it!
You can't do much more install apps or upgrade IE even in that limited form or even adjust much settings wise for anything. The convenience of having something a bit larger not by much however then a smart phone is what you get there.
Surprizingly however one friend was done with desktops and custom building in general has found he wants to stick to using a 7 laptop now that he has run 7 for a period of time and realized it far surpasses what XP is and soon to be was. He didn't care for Vista at all while never running the previous however but has fallen in love with 7 and has a negative opinion about 8. A die hard XP fan who swore he would never be interested in upgrading the older version to anything else was suddenly converted to 7?! That's a win, win for him there!
As XP goes it's way 7 will be here to stay!!!
Well here's an update courtesy of Google as far as still using a browser and receiving updates at least for their own browser up until 2015.
Google to support Chrome XP until April 2015 at least
Summary: When XP support ends next April will you still be running it? Use Chrome and at least your browser will keep getting security updates. There's a good argument that Google is indulging lax security by doing so.
By Larry Seltzer for Zero Day
October 16, 2013 -- 18:33 GMT (11:33 PDT)
Google has announced that it will continue to support the Chrome browser on Windows XP until at least April 2015, one year after Microsoft will end support for it.
For Microsoft, 2014 is an important year for Microsoft support lifecycles. Windows XP, Windows Exchange Server 2003 and Office 2003 are three of the very popular products for which Microsoft will stop providing security updates.
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