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Jul 13, 2010, 12:59am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Crikes, that's a long time, especially considering how well Windows 7 is doing. Windows XP will be almost 20 years old at that point!


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>> Re: Windows XP until 2020?!
Tell you the truth, I am so f**king tired of looking at WinXP at work! But all the companies out there just can't live without it! There are a lot of business critical software that still run on WinXP only. Since companies spend a fortune for these, which keep their business running, it won't surprise me that they will keep WinXP for another decade. Sigh...

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If a software company can't be troubled to make their products work with Windows 7, I question their ability to adequately patch security as well ... :~

Bungle Jul 13, 2010, 11:07am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I really do wish people would just move on already... its 10 years old already... let it die.

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McFly said:
If a software company can't be troubled to make their products work with Windows 7, I question their ability to adequately patch security as well ... :~

Well, the problem is often not from the software company, but from the companies who buy the software.

If you spent a fortune for a software to run your own company, and it works well to keep your business running, why would you not keep it running as long as it can.

If your software company earned truck load of money selling and suporting the software to the clients, why would you not keep supporting it as long as the money's still coming.

That's the exact logic why in many businesses, older generation software, and hardware for that matter, was kept way beyond their supposed obsolescence.

Jon Bailey Jul 13, 2010, 02:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I agree, if I spent money on software for my company I'd be pi$$ed off if a company came along and said, "oh, your expensive software wont work with our new operating environment, youll have to buy new"

If it aint broke, dont fix it

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TamTheBam Jul 13, 2010, 07:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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That's just fcuking stoopid!!! GET RID OF XP! NOW!!!!

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TamTheBam (34692) said on Jul 13, 2010 at 04:02pm PDT:
That's just fcuking stoopid!!! GET RID OF XP! NOW!!!!

Tam uses a Mac now. :/

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McFly said:
TamTheBam (34692) said on Jul 13, 2010 at 04:02pm PDT:
That's just fcuking stoopid!!! GET RID OF XP! NOW!!!!

Tam uses a Mac now. :/


Damn!!! :|

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PIRATE Jul 13, 2010, 08:34pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows XP until 2020?!
Xp is still better than Vista.

Why get rid of it?

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~Vel Jul 13, 2010, 09:21pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Because 7 is robust.

PIRATE Jul 13, 2010, 11:29pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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-Win7
-XP
-Ubuntu
-Any other Linux distro
-MAC OS X

and dead last

-Vista.


That's my choice for OS that I would use depending on hardware limitations.

I guess a lot of other people think the same way I do.

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Jul 14, 2010, 12:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows XP until 2020?!
- Arch Linux
- Windows 7
- Windows XP
- OS X, but only long enough to download Linux or Windows 7 :P

Meats_Of_Evil Jul 14, 2010, 01:26pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Yeah I tried Ubuntu for a short while and it looked awesome. I wouldn't mind using it if it would support games without any hassles though.

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bossa ritchie Jul 14, 2010, 02:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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TamTheBam Jul 14, 2010, 02:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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There's always a dumb ass that says "why get rid of it?!" Because of ppl like you - we're
stuck with this crap at work!

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Bungle Jul 14, 2010, 02:53pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Bungle's list of the best OS's ever ;)

1. Vista
2. Windows ME
3. DOS 6.22
4. Windows 95
5. Windows NT 4.0 SP2
6. Windows XP x64
7. Palm OS
8. Windows 7 x86
9. Windows 98
10. UNIX

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bossa ritchie Jul 14, 2010, 03:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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TamTheBam Jul 14, 2010, 03:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Erm I wasn't actually directing my rant toward you Bossa. More to someone that has an
eye patch, and a wooden leg if you catch my drift....

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kOrny Jul 14, 2010, 03:54pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Windows XP until 2020?!
P!RATE said:

-Win7
-XP
-Ubuntu
-Any other Linux distro
-MAC OS X

and dead last

-Vista.


That's my choice for OS that I would use depending on hardware limitations.

I guess a lot of other people think the same way I do.

EXACTLY!! Although I dont think I can recall using any other linux distro other than Ubuntu, but i'm sure its better than MAC OS X & Vista

bossa ritchie Jul 14, 2010, 03:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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oops, Lolzers previous post edited then. :P



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