Windoze XP support really really no more?

Discussion in 'Computing' started by 116e32s, Aug 10, 2014.

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    116e32s Guest

    When searching for a device driver, I got a download link, which said
    "thirdparty site" and it went to Windows Update. It showed 5 updates
    the malicious software tool dated July 2014, two updates for IE8 and
    two others. Now just before support ended in April, I got all the
    last updates. Out of curiosity, I clicked install and it worked.
    I do not have the XP POS hack to get updates.
     
    116e32s, Aug 10, 2014
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    SolomonW Guest

    IE is still supported by Microsoft on XP.
     
    SolomonW, Aug 10, 2014
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  3. You're trying to make a logical connection between Microsoft
    statements/policies and reality. That's your flaw.

    But to be somewhat more serious: You can't *rely* on Microsoft to
    bring out *security* updates for Windows XP and the bundled or unbundled
    Microsoft software running on that platform. So that makes continuing to
    use XP a dangerous approach.

    FWIW, I was 'lucky' [1] because my wife's XP laptop got unuseably slow
    (and could not be fixed), so I ditched it and got a new laptop.

    [1] FSVSVO 'lucky', because the new laptop has Windows 8[.1] which is an
    even bigger pile of crap than Vista was.
     
    Frank Slootweg, Aug 10, 2014
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    Kingpin Guest

    Windows 8 works very well for me. In between the dreaded blue screens of death...
     
    Kingpin, Aug 10, 2014
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    Petzl Guest

    Another Microsoft downgrade just when you think they have hit bottom!
     
    Petzl, Aug 10, 2014
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    atec77 Guest

    WIndows nien is looking shite

    which will encourage people finding alternatives

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    atec77, Aug 10, 2014
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    SG1 Guest

    My wife's desktop running XP became unusable when XP support ended
    (coincidence??)
    so she is now running W7 Pro on a better system. And has stopped whinning.
    All the games
    that won't run under W7 are on a lappie that has not been connected to the
    net for a few years
    so does not have all the updates, so it works well but will never see the
    net again.
     
    SG1, Aug 10, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Must be, mine still runs fine.
     
    Rod Speed, Aug 11, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    Rock bottom is using one of the endless number of Linux distributions as
    a desktop OS, each as bad as the next.
     
    Clocky, Aug 11, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    Same here.
     
    Clocky, Aug 11, 2014
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  11. But my dad can beat up your dad!
     
    Frank Slootweg, Aug 11, 2014
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    Clocky Guest


    My sympathies.
     
    Clocky, Aug 11, 2014
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    atec77 Guest

    reinforcing yet again what an insipid clueless fcker you are dutchboi

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    Don McKenzie Guest

    Don McKenzie, Aug 12, 2014
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    Petzl Guest

    Android is Linux adaptation and is taking over the world
     
    Petzl, Aug 12, 2014
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  16. Of course, if Linux (et al) suits your needs, then good on you!

    FWIW, I have professionaly run and supported (real! :)) UNIX systems
    for two decades and my *private* needs are currently best served by
    (MS-)Windows/Cygwin (Linux-like environment on Windows) on a laptop.

    Bottom line: We should all use the product(s) which serve(s) *our*
    needs best, and let the 'My X is better than your Y!' zealotry to the
    zealots, because there is no such thing as 'X is better than Y for *all*
    people/scenarios'.
     
    Frank Slootweg, Aug 12, 2014
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    Clocky Guest

    My experience with Linux, from Red hat to Ubuntu to Mint is vastly
    different. Unlike Windows where stuff just works, with Linux it often
    doesn't and you need to **** about endlessly to get it to do what you
    want. That's a fundamental problem with Linux, it misses the whole point
    of what the OS and GUI are all about and that it should just be to get
    work done.

    With Linux, getting the OS to work properly is the work.
    I remember early Linux OS where you had to buy hardware to suit Linux
    otherwise there was a good chance it wouldn't work, was limited in some
    way or you had to pay extra for software to get it to work.

    Even then there would be endless problems. I remember one box I had with
    Ubuntu was unstable, sound would drop out randomly and it wouldn't play
    DVD's and the webcam didn't work even with the correct driver and the
    Canon printer I had wasn't supported, so I had to *buy* a driver if I
    wanted full support.

    I was told by a few Linux fanboi's that it was a hardware problem, not a
    Linux problem. Tried re-installig it - same. In the end I partitioned
    the harddrive and installed Windows XP as a dual boot system.

    I ran XP on that box for 6 years without any hardware issues at all and
    I never had to reinstall XP once.
    The word document format thing was a PITA, but again, plenty of ways to
    get around that.
    More fool you. People pay plenty more to fix Linux issues, because fewer
    people want to deal with the endless problems on the endless
    distributions that exist.
    Name one -can't do without" general desktop Linux app that Windows users
    can't run or don't have something comparable to?
     
    Clocky, Aug 12, 2014
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  18. Clocky is Dutch? Oh dear!
     
    Frank Slootweg, Aug 12, 2014
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    atec77 Guest

    The very reason I am constantly amazed how slack he is , he can't even
    construct a decent insult and thinks his opinion has value

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    Clocky Guest

    Hahaha Jij mag dat wel zeggen meneer Slootweg...

    It's OK, Atec is illiterate and a mental defective.

    Just ask anyone, they will confirm it and especially those that have met
    him in person!
     
    Clocky, Aug 13, 2014
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