Today is the final day for Microsoft XP. Microsoft will no longer provide updates for the 12 year old OS.
XP was the first and last Microsoft OS that I really loved. It was incredibly stable and very intuitive to use.
Newer Microsoft OS versions have come on the market but XP users have been all but forced into using them. I'm using 7 at work and it's painful at times to use. At home, I switched to Linux instead of deal with the increasing security issues that XP had - requiring layers and layers of protection which all added a performance burden on already aging hardware.
So what's your OS situation look like on the day of this historical passing?
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
We just bought two new Windows 8.1 computers this weekend to replace our nine year old desktop and seven year old laptop. The end of support for XP prompted us to replace the machines which had grown sluggish over the years and were long overdue for an upgrade. I still consider XP to have been a very good OS.
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tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse
This machine: (Mac) OSX 10.9.2 with Virtual Box and Fusion in virtual machines: Win XP - mainly to allow Outlook for my email … there probably is as easy and functional email program that runs natively (or under Linux), but I'm too lazy to search for it. other versions of Win including 7 but its a long time since I've started any of them a couple of versions of Linux - but, again, it's a long time since I've needed that.
Another machine: Win XP + VMware only really used to use peripherals that don't have OSX drivers
Yet another: Linux + Virtual Box - again rarely used at moment
I kept waiting for Microsoft to come out with an even more stable version of XP, and then that Vista thing happened instead, and I finally dumped all my Windows-driven $oftware and made the move to Linux. These days a big fan of Mint.
My laptop has Linux Mint and Windows 7 on it. It had XP to start, but I upgraded to 7. For the most part I'm happy, although there are a couple of my older games that for some reason won't run on 7, though they were fine on XP (even with compatibility mode, but it's probably an issue with my video driver).
...Because it's what came installed, and I am too lazy to change it.
Yeah that was my motto until I bought the wife a laptop with windows 8 on it.
After a few months I picked up the phone to PCW computer repair... "yeah hi how much to remove this crap windows 8 from this laptop and put 7 on it"..."haha sir you are the 5 person this week to ask me that, and it's only Tuesday..."
I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am.