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Windows 7: Windows XP: Kill it, bin it, upgrade it

14 Jul 2010   #1

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Windows XP: Kill it, bin it, upgrade it

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Windows XP is old, outdated, insecure in comparison to modern day operating systems, and frankly itís a relic from the millennium which has gone well past its sell-by date.
Itís the sour, emulsifying yogurt of the technology world, basically.

Windows XP: Kill it, bin it, upgrade it | ZDNet


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14 Jul 2010   #2

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Thanks Martin Very nice read. Liked this especially:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ZDNet
In a nutshell, XP is not “Generation Y” anymore. It hasn’t been for a long time. If you’re still desperate to use it - and why, I would love to know - you can still have it in Windows 7 as well as run it on Linux with WINE.
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14 Jul 2010   #3

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Kari I couldn't agree more. I honestly think that the best thing that MS can do is just turn round and say "Do you know what? XP is 10 years old, we have 2 great OS's out ahead of it" and just pull the plug. How many times has support been extended now?

If they keep reprieving it from its long overdue death, all they are really doing is reinforcing the idea in those people who insist that it is the best OS ever, that there is still a place for it in todays Computing World.

Can you imagine in 2007 if more than 75% of people were still running Windows 98? Would ANYONE not recommend an upgrade?
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14 Jul 2010   #4

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I agree but the Ubuntu suggestion wouldn't work. For the Windows user, everything should work out of the box. The better option is Linux Mint. From personal experience it is by far the easiest Linux distro to transition to.
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14 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

When vista came out I hated the new GUI and the fact that they moved everything around bugged me. Tho now that I am using 7 I don't have much of a problem with that. Although I wish they did not force people to do so much work just to reenable the quick launch toolbar.

That and re-enable the classic style start menu
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14 Jul 2010   #6

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I find this recent news a bit odd, strange change in MS policy: Microsoft extends XP Downgrade rights until 2020

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
I agree but the Ubuntu suggestion wouldn't work. For the Windows user, everything should work out of the box. The better option is Linux Mint. From personal experience it is by far the easiest Linux distro to transition to.
With all due respect, let me disagree. I was recommending Linux Mint to those wanting to try Linux first time, but after finding gOS Gadgets, I chaged my mind. Absolutely the most easy introduction to Linux.
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14 Jul 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by landman
@lppsguay@... Thanks to the Obama administration I am now unemployed. Why should I spend money on hardware and software with no substantive increase in capability?
This kills me... I guess is the reason why most people are refusing to throw away their PC's, or XP... sadly, is the same point here in my country...

I see that 7 is way superior, but most people cannot afford the upgrade. Even worse, I guess we are reaching the limit in OS deplovement, now multicores are handled fine in 7, most GPU's are handled at 100%, now memory speed superior to 800 Mhz is better managed... the OS runs better because of that... but unless we see an automated system that does everithing for us, I guess that there is no reason to wait for windows 8 or 9 or whatever... even more... 64 bit is still new in the OS world, so unless we get the first 64 bit virus... everithing else is futile.

Windows 7 = Great improvement
Future windows versions = nothing new they can add besides cosmetic changes...

SEe ya!!!
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14 Jul 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Windows 7 = Great improvement
Future windows versions = nothing new they can add besides cosmetic changes...

SEe ya!!!
Don't be silly.

The Computer world is constantly advancing. Just 10 years ago we didn't have things like Blu-Ray, Smartphones were only for the very rich, Quad Core CPU's were a pipedream, the list goes on.

Do you really think the computing world will just stop? There will always be a need for bigger and better OS's unless we technologically regress.
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14 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

The only reason why I stick with XP is because I don't have the money to upgrade my desktop (or fix my laptop, which was running 7) to the proper performance specs to run it... so until I get better hardware, I am stuck with XP.
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14 Jul 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Windows 7 = Great improvement
Future windows versions = nothing new they can add besides cosmetic changes...

SEe ya!!!
This belongs to those infamous facts the wise men have been telling us throughout the history, like "640K ought to be enough RAM for anybody" (Bill Gates, 1981).
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