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Old June 18, 2009, 07:41 PM
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Default Windows XP has a bit more life

Microsoft backtracks, extends XP availability to 2011

2011 bitches!

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Old June 18, 2009, 08:12 PM
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I think MS is being silly now. Everyone who wants XP has it now, most PCs being sold now will be able to run Vista decently and W7 coming soon. XP will just become a money drain and the EU is a big enough hole without them making their own.
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Old June 18, 2009, 08:17 PM
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Why would anyone want to run this ancient tech called XP. What is this thing?
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Old June 18, 2009, 08:19 PM
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Why would anyone want to run this ancient tech called XP. What is this thing?
You forget a lot of people don't like change and that a lot of corporations STILL run XP due to upgrade costs and re-training time which results in downtime.
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Old June 18, 2009, 08:23 PM
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They are doing this to keep the 'enterprise' customers happy which I think is smart. At work, we have an image that runs XP, and all our machines run it. It would be a pain to have to support XP and another OS (group policies are used to lock down the network, and we have dozens of apps on the image tested on XP in that restricted environment), and many of our systems could not run Vista or 7 as well as XP.
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Old June 18, 2009, 08:27 PM
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I like XP more than vista. Used both and I've had way less problems with XP. Will look into windows 7 at some point.
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Old June 18, 2009, 10:15 PM
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As per its lifecycle policy, Microsoft will officially retire Windows XP, halting all patch development, including security updates, in April 2014
I think this is whats important to most.

Good find Enaberif.

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Old June 18, 2009, 10:35 PM
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At the rate this i s going, Windows XP will be more popular than Windows 7, and possibly the OS that's going to replace Windows 7. This is my first time I've seen such an "old" OS still being used and made available to the public so many years after it was initially released. Windows XP is now...8 years old?
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Old June 18, 2009, 11:26 PM
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Windows XP was finally the release of a decent Microsoft OS. WindowsME was atrocious. Windows98 would randomly tank after 3 days of first restart requiring constant repair... (kernel32.dll, anyone?)

Windows XP is quick on today's hardware, and it's stable. If you've got a crashing WindowsXP install it's generally either your fault or bad hardware.

I really don't have a problem with Windows XP.

Microsoft should release a key for it when they retire it. Let anyone use it.
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Edit out XP reg key (even if it's blacklisted, we don't want to give the impression that HWC allows folks to post reg keys). sswilson


nice 1
well i honestly dont care for any other os other than xp 32n 64
they both beed so reliable

on another note i heard there was a keylogger in w7 betas
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