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Blorb Plorbst
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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?

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What OS will you be running now that XP has been sunset?
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Boaty McBoatface
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...Because it's what came installed, and I am too lazy to change it.
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I see your game: This is just a clever way to discover my OS so you can hack me!

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Jonny Lawless
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XP was great, but 7 is even better if you ask me.
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Doug Hook
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"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."
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Could care less. mb
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Kevin Salch
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chadnorth wrote:

Could care less. mb

so you do care?

Time to upgrade hardware!
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Michael Barlow
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slatersteven wrote:
...Because it's what came installed, and I am too lazy to change it.
Ditto. Honestly, who cares? My computer is just a big typewritter anyway.
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Adrian Hague
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Win3/11. From my cold, dead hands.

LONG LIVE FILE MANAGER!

I shall now return to my time bubble.
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Gary Cooper
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I can choose only one?

Sadly I've got 5 of those choices right now (not counting other/android for my phones). Soon I hope to whittle that down to 4 or 3 though.

I've been trying to get rid of the XP laptop for over 2 years now but is still needed for one customer. *sigh*
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Serious? Lee
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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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Virre Linwendil Annergård
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I choice other, but the correct answer is Many.

Work computer runs OS X, and I have a Debian virtualbox on that.
One of the homelaptop runs Win 8 because it was quite impossible to remove and magic: online and also a Debian install for real things.

Other computers at home runs a few different linux distributions (but they tend to be Debian based. I like Debian)

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Ehhh...number 8 and it sucks!!

I was more concerned when I read the title and thought you were leaving us!
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Andy Holt
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Multiple OSs

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

iOS & Android on tablets
iOS on phone
etc
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Steve B
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Windows ME for me!
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7 on two and 8 on the other. On a side note: I've spent the last two months ridding my employer of ~1700 XP machines. I'm really tired of hearing about XP.
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cold_fuzion wrote:
~1700 XP machines. I'm really tired of hearing about XP.


But you only need 300 more XP to be level 2!
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For home use, I switched to Mac a long time ago but use Windows (now 7) & Unix all the time at work.

I do, however, run Quickbooks Pro for accounting purposes for my company on Windows 7 running in VMWare on my Mac...

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Microsoft BOB, all the way!



Just kidding, Windows NT.




Nah, I'm using 7 at home, which seems not bad to me. As I'm running it mainly for games, and don't want the overhead of emulation, no 'nix for me. At work, I'm using Mac OS, and Ubuntu on a server.
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chadnorth wrote:

Could care less. mb


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My next platform will probably be Android. I cannot see a need to have a PC any more. I'm looking at android on a stick, tablets, and chromebook perhaps.

The only reason I have for wanting a powerful PC would be to edit video, and I'm largely over that now. I use my nettop for browsing and my phone for photo and social networking.
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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.
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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).
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Win 7 is the best by far - blows away XP, Vista and 8, in my opinion.
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slatersteven wrote:
...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..."
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I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don’t know what he laced them with, but I’ve been tripping all day.
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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.
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