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17 Apr 2014   #1

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Windows XP lives on: Avast survey shows 27 percent of its XP users...

Windows XP lives on: Avast survey shows 27 percent of its XP users don't plan to switch

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Microsoft may have ended support for Windows XP, but free antivirus software vendor Avast projects that for millions of users, that won’t mean squat.

Avast had previously reported that 23.6 percent of its users were still running Windows XP. In the days before Microsoft ended support of Windows XP on April 8, Avast surveyed close to 165,000 of those users. The results, released in in a blog post on Monday, indicate that 27 percent of Avast’s Windows XP users don’t plan on doing anything, even though Windows XP systems are theoretically vulnerable to attack from hitherto unreported vulnerabilities.

Avast itself has reported that Windows XP users are attacked several times more frequently than those running Windows 7.
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17 Apr 2014   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

I have an XP OS on my multi-boot Test box.
I've been waiting SOOOO LOONG to get rid of it, just to reduce my "Monthly maintenance time".
I only kept it to help some people that were still using XP, and asked me for help.
It was nice if I could test something on my test box, before I changed their PC.
Everyone I personally help is off XP now

Now I'm wondering if I should just leave the OS "installed as-is", and not use it.
Wait to see what really happens with all the folks that do use it "daily".

I've read some other threads here where people are using OLDER versions of Win such as 98, ME, 3.1, ... for whatever reason.

If this old Test Box (and me) is still kicking 10 years from now, it might be a nostalgic moment for me to see XP
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17 Apr 2014   #3

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Ironically enough, I actually nuked Avast off my P4 Windows XP machine when I performed its final Windows Update routine last week. Avast kept complaining about WU trying to do things, and that combined with its already annoying performance just convinced me to finally drop the anvil and nuke it.

Haven't installed a replacement yet, but seeing as I don't get any viruses anyway I doubt I'll actually look into it any further.
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17 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Since a lot of large organizations have elected to pay for continued XP support, I predict that the post 'end of support' XP security patches will get leaked to torrent + warez sites, thus enabling XP use for a few more years. I guess this will be balanced by a rash of 'click here to update XP' malware ads.
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17 Apr 2014   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3D Jed View Post
Since a lot of large organizations have elected to pay for continued XP support, I predict that the post 'end of support' XP security patches will get leaked to torrent + warez sites, thus enabling XP use for a few more years. I guess this will be balanced by a rash of 'click here to update XP' malware ads.
Yes, I wondered at the time how organisations paying for continued support will actually be supplied with these updates. What seems a certainty (to me) is that if they do appear on unauthorised sites then they would be an easy target to add malware to them......
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24 Apr 2014   #6

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
I STILL don't understand what's wrong with THIS version of windows !!!!! (Scrshot below)

Always worked fine for me - unlike some of the more modern OS'es. !!!

Who needs all this "new fangled stuff" anyway.

Cheers
jimbo


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24 Apr 2014   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I STILL don't understand what's wrong with THIS version of windows !!!!! (Scrshot below)

Always worked fine for me - unlike some of the more modern OS'es. !!!

Who needs all this "new fangled stuff" anyway.

Cheers
jimbo
OH MY GOD! It's Windows 8.1.1.2 Update... 20?

No wait... looks more professional than that...

I bet this thing display more colors on the GUI than 8 itself...
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25 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

It's sad how true that is.
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27 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I STILL don't understand what's wrong with THIS version of windows !!!!! (Scrshot below)

Always worked fine for me - unlike some of the more modern OS'es. !!!

Who needs all this "new fangled stuff" anyway.

Cheers
jimbo
Absolutely nothing, of course. As long as it works for you, you may use for as long as there is hardware capable of running it.

There is a fundamental difference between Win1 and XP. XP can do everything Win 7/8 can do, Windows 1 cannot.
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27 Apr 2014   #10

Vic 20 / Dos 4 / 3.1 / 95 / 98 / 98SE / xp sp3 / windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
I STILL don't understand what's wrong with THIS version of windows !!!!! (Scrshot below)

Always worked fine for me - unlike some of the more modern OS'es. !!!

Who needs all this "new fangled stuff" anyway.

Cheers
jimbo
Wow ... Memories ... still have Dos 4 on disc somewhere ...
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