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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #105 on: July 02, 2017, 02:44:20 pm »
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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #106 on: July 02, 2017, 02:47:13 pm »
LOL .. I'd seen that NHSbuntu earlier, and the pure timing would bother me ;)
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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #107 on: July 03, 2017, 09:23:46 am »
It's kind of like some of the computers we have at work that, when you open Google Chrome, tell you that they'll soon stop receiving Chrome updates because XP and Vista are no longer supported.  ::)

There's a LOT of XP still around in businesses and government agencies due to the cost of upgrading.  Not only do they need to upgrade the OS, but they need to upgrade the hardware to run the OS, no doubt.  Plus, they have to worry about specialized programs that they've sunk lots of money into not working on the new OS.  There's a lot more to it than there is for home users, and the bigger the operation, the more there is to it.  Microsoft is still supporting XP for business and whatnot, provided they keep paying for that support.  Whatever they pay, it must be less than the cost of upgrading to newer systems.

Though, some of the stuff where I work also runs on Linux.  Mainly our handheld scanners, but there's some Linux present.   8)

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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #108 on: July 05, 2017, 09:09:45 am »
Look...... I am not ashamed to admit I that "yes" I am a XP user to this day.  :'(
Sure it has no network connection and it has not been updated in ages.....
But when I bought way back in 2007 in the discount bin  Rise of NationsShogo: Mobile Armor Division, and Homeworld I had no idea they would be such time consumers.
In my defense.... I could not bare to spend more money on Windows, so never upgraded, since moving to Linux.
So in the name of nostalgic  games.........yes I run XP.  :P

In all seriousness though I agree with many points in this discussion  8)

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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #109 on: July 05, 2017, 09:25:33 am »
As long as it's internet disabled (so not a risk to everyone else .. as a bot, or malware server) then I have no problem with people using XP.

But it should NOT be connected to the internet because it's then everyones problem.

IMHO, anyone using XP with a connection to the outside world is being selfish and inconsiderate to everyone else .. you're free to risk your own data, you should not be free to cause problems for others .. if it were left up to me I'd push Microsoft to release an update that removes the networking stack from XP.
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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #110 on: July 05, 2017, 09:56:37 am »
I might also add that, even if you're not connected, you would need to careful sharing files via usb / flash drives with other computers.  It would be possible to bring in a worm/virus via files from a computer that is connected and then pass it on via usb to another computer.  Just a thought... (I do have them once in a while).   ;)
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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #111 on: July 05, 2017, 11:06:39 am »
Because I know you all love XP...  :P

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Re: Still Using WinXP?
« Reply #112 on: July 05, 2017, 11:15:14 am »
Because I know you all love XP...  :P

Sadly, yes.  It's probably the second best version of Windows, in my humble opinion.  Only Win98SE beats it in my book.  Man, I loved me some 98SE back in the day.

I have actually considered putting XP on a Virtual Box (no web connection) just to play some old games that don't work with WINE.