Your insight on MS stop supporting Win XP

October 7, 2010 at 23:41:56
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, Pentium 4 HT, 3.00 GHz-x64-1 Gb. DDR-400
So, what do you think about Microsoft making Windows XP another unsupported OS? Really, I think they should realize that some people like me can't afford to spend $120 to upgrade to the amount of ram required for Vista\7. Also, the state of California is still using XP on all their computers, even though they all come with newer licenses, they are still using legal XP licenses. I am still running XP Pro. Also, XP is more stable that any other OS I have ever used.

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#1
October 8, 2010 at 05:15:11
Thats how it goes though, they've done it with all of their operating systems before XP. They are a business and they have to make money which means they have to keep moving forward. The longer they support XP means time, money and resources that they could be putting towards supporting/improving their two newer OS's. Don't get me wrong, I still have XP computers, and I too love XP and how stable it is; but like I said, just because I like one of their old products doesn't make me lose sight that they are a corporation and have to make money.

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#2
October 8, 2010 at 08:12:16
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecy...

Quit whining and learn to be more adaptive. The End date for Windows XP Extended Support is 08/04/2014. You still have almost 4 years to try out and make the transition to the latest Windows versions

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#3
October 8, 2010 at 09:33:21
2014? Hmm...maybe my company will have moved away from IE6 by then.

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#4
October 8, 2010 at 10:02:26
I have a state job & we're still running XP w/IE6. They've been testing IE8 for some time. In fact, it was supposed to be pushed thru the network last month but was put on hold due to some sort of compatibility & security concerns? Anyhow, knowing how bad the state budget is & considering what it would cost to migrate everything & everyone over to Win7 (10,000+ employees in our dept alone), I don't see us moving away from XP anytime soon.

Imagine the savings if they'd dump Windows altogether & use only Linux & open source apps? It's been mentioned in the UK & a few governments have already made the switch.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-...

And check this clip from a 2007 article:

"Brigadier General Nick Justice, the Deputy Program Officer for the Army's Program Executive Office, Command, Control and Communications Tactical (PEO C3T) said that open source software currently plays a critical role in his command's activities.

“Our job is to provide accurate and timely information to the soldier in the field so they can perform their mission,” said General Justice. “Open source software is part of the integrated network fabric which connects and enables our command and control system to work effectively, as people's lives depend on it.

“When we rolled into Baghdad, we did it using open source,” General Justice continued. “It may come as a surprise to many of you, but the U.S. Army is “the” single largest install base for Red Hat Linux. I'm their largest customer.”"

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#5
October 8, 2010 at 13:02:24
XP support is still going strong. IE9 is pretty much the only thing MS makes that doesn't run on ZP. I can't wait til they pull the plug--XP just needs to die. Last week while waiting in line at Worst Buy, I was talking to an older gentleman. Retired. Had a hat that read "don't forget my senior discount." Yet he was several years younger than Windows XP. His wife, on the other hand...

Awful joke--I'm gonna burn in hell for that.

"Also, XP is more stable that any other OS I have ever used."

I'm guessing you haven't tried Windows 7.
I really don't get the XP love. Win2000, Vista, and especially Win7 are more stable than XP-at least on my computers. And the speed--Windows 7 loads and runs Adobe CS apps so much faster than XP it's almost unbelievable. Working with HDV and AVCHD footage in Premiere is a much smoother process with the new OS. Games load a little faster. x264 encodes slightly faster. My NIC even pipes 20+GB down to the file server in less time!


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#6
October 8, 2010 at 13:32:59
I agree, Microsoft does need to make money, but I just got this computer in august and before that I was usung a Pentium III 750 laptop with a full 4 Gb. hard drive running Windows 2K pro. I don't see finding a new computer with my mom's pay, she works for the state and if you live in california, you know what the govoner has done to the pay. I am only 13, so I can't get a job to be able to upgrade.

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#7
October 8, 2010 at 16:50:29
re: I am only 13

Did you read Response #2?

You'll be 17 by the time support for XP ends. Don't worry about the OS, your computer will be obsolete long before then.

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#8
October 8, 2010 at 16:57:07
jackbomb: I'm guessing you haven't tried Windows 7.
I'm guessing you haven't tried nVidia drivers on Windows 7.

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#9
October 8, 2010 at 19:14:00
Well actually, the "Extended Support" for XP is untill 2014. At least that's what I read. Also, My computer is already outdated compared to a friends computer, Core i7 Quad @ 2.66 GHz, 6 Gb. Ram, 4 Tb. Hard drive space with Windows 7 Pro.

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#10
October 8, 2010 at 21:47:09
The secret is you don't have to upgrade hardware and software everytime some thing new comes out. I went from Win 98 to Vista . Pentium 266 to Core2Duo 1.77 GHz. Learn to make do and learn to use open source.

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#11
October 8, 2010 at 22:09:59
Pentium 266-My OS\2 machine and the only Dell I own. It runs OS\2 2.1 for Windows. My other Pentium 266 computer is an IBM Thinkpad 560x with OS\2 Warp server 4.5. I've got to say, I shouldn't complain because by friend runs XP Home on an AMD Athlon 1600. His computer seems very slow compared to mine.

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#12
October 8, 2010 at 23:24:26
"I'm guessing you haven't tried nVidia drivers on Windows 7."

I have a GTX 460 in my main rig & an HD5750 in the HTPC.

IMHO, nvidia's drivers are slightly better than AMD's. This wasn't always the case. NV's early Vista drivers had some serious issues--I actually went back to XP for a couple of months. Their Win7 drivers haven't given me any problems.

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#13
October 9, 2010 at 05:38:40
They crash daily on my 9800M. Maybe I'm just incredibly unlucky.

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#14
October 10, 2010 at 14:07:16
Who the heck cares about MS support anyway? I've never used it since W95 and doubt I ever will. If you have an outdated OS you can just soldier along and work on it as necessary (inc security). It won't collapse in a heap after you install the last MS update.

The crunch comes when the OS (or hardware) can no longer run new goodies that you want, or runs them badly. It's not a lot to do with MS support.

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#15
October 10, 2010 at 17:44:32
Well, actually the problem is finding programs and protecting against viruses when there is nothing to install.

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#16
October 11, 2010 at 08:30:33
Put it this way, I still have an old W98SE running, So far I have kept up with security using Avast V4, Opera Browser and a stack of security programs. Sure, the time will come when nothing more is available but I will definitely reckon I've had a darned good innings. Some viruses might happen to "take" on W98SE but nobody is actually "writing" viruses for it. It's limitations are often as much to do with hardware as the OS but it is still usable if you are happy to live within these limits.

As far as XP is concerned because it is in the NT stream (like Vista and Win7) then it is likely that programs for later OS's will continue to function on XP. Certainly longer than they did for W98SE because has been a dead stream for some years.

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#17
October 12, 2010 at 03:34:00
I still have a 98se machine running. Has been since 99. I didn't even notice when ms support stopped. Yeah I know I can not update to much newer hardware but I have no need to on that system. Still running IE 5.5 on that one by the way. Some sites suck but oh well. I have newer systems but why throw out something that is still running well. It's not like I could sell it for what it is truly worth. I too feel win 7 is faster and maybe even more stable than xp but again I have an xp system that I bet I won't notice when support quits. I just don't see it as a big issue. If you have a great number of games or programs you run on xp then if you do upgrade to something newer you may be screwed with them anyway. I just built a win7 system for my daughter only cost us about $450. She saved a bit here and there didn't take long.

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