Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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Don't bash XP so lightly
by r00kie on Sat 12th Jun 2010 16:21 UTC
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XP 64bit was never good to start with, there was a big lack for drivers and the ones that existed were not that good.

XP 32bit crashing was mostly due to bad hardware and bad drivers (mostly unsigned drivers pertaining to graphics cards and less common hardware). Then there is the sh*tload of third party programs used to "optimize" Windows, certainly those can't hurt stability.

On W7 being more stable than XP I don't argue, it's been 10 years after all, however you need really to look at W7 with thick glasses to say it is faster than XP, it's just that W7 is better at hiding all the bloat and disk access. Try both in a virtual machine and then you can see which OS trashes the hard disk more.

Sure W7 is more refined but requiring an order of magnitude more of hard disk space than XP just for the install is overkill, even more when an install of any linux distro with a lot more software will use _less_ disk space than W7, who cares about the eye candy when it gets in the way of what you really want to do.

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