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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 01:17 PM
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16. And because successor systems are such crap.
They pry us away from it by refusing to support it, forcing us onto the nonsense they replaced it with.
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  -Ten years of Windows XP: how longevity became a curse DainBramaged  Oct-25-11 12:56 PM   #0 
  - If I have to use Windows, I prefer XP X64.  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 12:59 PM   #1 
  - Meh blech, bad driver support bleh yecchhh  DainBramaged   Oct-25-11 01:00 PM   #3 
  - Never had a driver problem.  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 01:03 PM   #8 
  - On modern systems, 64-bit Windows 7 isn't bad.  backscatter712   Oct-25-11 03:30 PM   #52 
  - Floppy? I've been able to install XP without a problem from the CD  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 03:44 PM   #53 
  - X64 doesn't show my Yahoo mail; only 32 does.  WinkyDink   Oct-26-11 07:53 AM   #70 
     - i have no problem getting my mail on my yahoo box  hobbit709   Oct-26-11 07:55 AM   #71 
  - Still using XP at our work...stable, no issues..  snooper2   Oct-25-11 12:59 PM   #2 
  - Smaller office, but same here.  Arkansas Granny   Oct-25-11 01:20 PM   #17 
     - OUr medical office still uses a few older laptops for ...  MedicalAdmin   Oct-25-11 02:39 PM   #46 
  - A curse for WHO?  annabanana   Oct-25-11 01:00 PM   #4 
  - Exactly, Microsoft will have to pry XP from their cold dead mouse  DainBramaged   Oct-25-11 01:01 PM   #5 
  - haave you heard the news? horses and buggies are making a comeback lol nt  msongs   Oct-25-11 01:03 PM   #9 
     - Excuse me? There's a lot of software out there that doesn't work with Vista or MS7  Warpy   Oct-25-11 01:38 PM   #27 
        - Of all the OSs I've used  canetoad   Oct-26-11 12:35 AM   #64 
  - A curse for software developers like me, and indirectly a curse for users too  Silent3   Oct-25-11 01:41 PM   #30 
     - Not EVERYTHING is a Snidely Whiplash for-profit conspiracy.maybe not  leftyohiolib   Oct-25-11 02:03 PM   #37 
     - Gee, here I am writing code, including open source code...  Silent3   Oct-25-11 02:24 PM   #42 
        - Better a pawn than a prawn. n/t  MedicalAdmin   Oct-25-11 02:37 PM   #45 
           - Fookin' prawns!  Silent3   Oct-25-11 02:45 PM   #47 
              - District 9? n/t  MedicalAdmin   Oct-25-11 09:25 PM   #58 
                 - Indeed n/t  Silent3   Oct-25-11 09:27 PM   #59 
                    - Would you like a sweety? Here's a sweety for you. n/t  MedicalAdmin   Oct-25-11 09:56 PM   #60 
     - Please don't tell me  canetoad   Oct-26-11 01:02 AM   #68 
  - For whatever you feel about Microsoft and Gates,  Dawson Leery   Oct-25-11 01:02 PM   #6 
  - And because successor systems are such crap.  dtexdem   Oct-25-11 01:17 PM   #16 
     - what support?  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 01:23 PM   #19 
  - Glad I didn't change to Vista  RockaFowler   Oct-25-11 01:02 PM   #7 
  - I just downgraded my new laptop to XP from 7  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 01:05 PM   #14 
     - Really?  ikri   Oct-25-11 01:27 PM   #22 
     - While 7 is infinitely better than Vista  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 01:35 PM   #26 
     - I tried to do the same  canetoad   Oct-26-11 12:44 AM   #65 
        - I was lucky.  hobbit709   Oct-26-11 06:17 AM   #69 
  - IMO, Win7 may become the next XP, even if not for as long  IDemo   Oct-25-11 01:03 PM   #10 
  - Windows XP runs on most of my PCs, I've got 7 on two Macs running bootcamp.  NYC_SKP   Oct-25-11 01:03 PM   #11 
  - I'm using Win 7 (desktop) and Vista (laptop)  csziggy   Oct-25-11 01:03 PM   #12 
  - Actually new boxed licensed versions of XP are readily available on the Internet.  totodeinhere   Oct-25-11 01:04 PM   #13 
  - Before the company I used to buy software from went under  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 01:10 PM   #15 
  - We just converted to 7 at work, but were happy with XP lo these last 10 years.  myrna minx   Oct-25-11 01:23 PM   #18 
  - Slim majority my ass! Most people still have WinXP if not pro  Rex   Oct-25-11 01:25 PM   #20 
  - According to this it's Win7 42% and XP 36%. But the amazing thing is that Vista is only at  totodeinhere   Oct-25-11 02:07 PM   #39 
  - UBUNTU ROCKS ...when XP support drops I will not be upgrading.  L0oniX   Oct-25-11 01:27 PM   #21 
  - Just wait till Windows 8  edhopper   Oct-25-11 01:29 PM   #23 
  - Just wait till Windows 10. n/t  L0oniX   Oct-25-11 01:58 PM   #35 
  - Windows 8 is the Crayola operating system  DainBramaged   Oct-26-11 10:02 AM   #78 
  - I have windows XP  AsahinaKimi   Oct-25-11 01:30 PM   #24 
  - Me too.  applegrove   Oct-25-11 10:22 PM   #61 
     - Okay... so after posting this  AsahinaKimi   Oct-26-11 12:14 AM   #63 
  - I think that Win 7 will eventually do the same.  Xithras   Oct-25-11 01:31 PM   #25 
  - Out of all the current patches for XP I use 6 of them.  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 01:41 PM   #29 
  - I've never updated Windows in my life  lbrtbell   Oct-25-11 01:46 PM   #31 
  - I'm still using Windows 98  lbrtbell   Oct-25-11 01:39 PM   #28 
  - I would like to do that but some software that I use no longer runs on Win98.  totodeinhere   Oct-25-11 02:12 PM   #40 
  - I still have XP  Blue_In_AK   Oct-25-11 01:49 PM   #32 
  - I still miss Windows 2000  blogslut   Oct-25-11 01:51 PM   #33 
  - I have XP/32...  orwell   Oct-25-11 01:55 PM   #34 
  - all my computers boot from power on to desktop in about 30 seconds  hobbit709   Oct-25-11 02:01 PM   #36 
     - Most of mine boot to the desktop in around 30 seconds...  orwell   Oct-27-11 10:22 AM   #83 
  - Very satisfied user of Win 7.  Old and In the Way   Oct-25-11 02:03 PM   #38 
  - The reason I'm not fond of Win7  canetoad   Oct-26-11 01:01 AM   #67 
     - +10000! I wish there was "quit trying to help me" button. n/t  MindPilot   Oct-26-11 08:20 AM   #76 
     - I don't pay much attention to the library structure.  Old and In the Way   Oct-27-11 02:11 PM   #84 
  - I've had XP almost since the beginning and it's been almost perfect...  TreasonousBastard   Oct-25-11 02:18 PM   #41 
  - I do tech support for an ISP and XP can be quite frustrating  sweetloukillbot   Oct-25-11 02:31 PM   #43 
  - Still use XP at home, and I'm fine with continuing to use it for now.  rox63   Oct-25-11 02:33 PM   #44 
  - Still happily using XP at home, don't like Vista in the laptop. n/t  TheCowsCameHome   Oct-25-11 02:59 PM   #48 
  - XP was awesome, the only reason I moved to Vista was  quinnox   Oct-25-11 03:04 PM   #49 
  - Vista is fine with its latest service pack (it wasn't fine upon release), but  Thegonagle   Oct-25-11 03:44 PM   #54 
  - Windows 7 streamlined a few things, compared with Vista.  backscatter712   Oct-25-11 04:28 PM   #55 
  - We're still running XP Pro at work, and we're part of a BIG corporation!  bullwinkle428   Oct-25-11 03:07 PM   #50 
  - Last stat I found was that about 62% of corporations STILL use XP Pro  DainBramaged   Oct-25-11 03:19 PM   #51 
  - My new Toshiba came loaded with XP and with a CD for 7  SoCalDem   Oct-25-11 04:31 PM   #56 
  - I tried to reinstall Windows XP home version ...  eppur_se_muova   Oct-25-11 04:48 PM   #57 
  - Register or authenticate?  hobbit709   Oct-26-11 08:00 AM   #72 
     - Whatever it was, I couldn't login until I did it.  eppur_se_muova   Oct-26-11 04:18 PM   #81 
        - License doesn't expire  hobbit709   Oct-26-11 04:53 PM   #82 
  - Running XP right now. nt  Skip Intro   Oct-25-11 10:23 PM   #62 
  - I'm using XP.  Lugnut   Oct-26-11 12:57 AM   #66 
  - Dell is still selling PC's with Windows XP  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-26-11 08:03 AM   #73 
  - It's the first one I remember that was stable  JoeyT   Oct-26-11 08:11 AM   #74 
  - Several thousand users at my work happily cruising on XP  MindPilot   Oct-26-11 08:16 AM   #75 
  - Still using it on my scientific instruments  n2doc   Oct-26-11 08:32 AM   #77 
  - my home computer is still running XP...  Scout   Oct-26-11 11:21 AM   #79 
  - Still heavily in use  rjj621   Oct-26-11 11:26 AM   #80 
 

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