Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:00 UTC
Windows Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched what would become the world's most popular desktop operating system - for better or worse. Its interface colours were... Interesting (trying hard to avoid bias here, folks, bear with me now). Its early performance was... Not always entirely up to par. Its security track record was... Well, it sucked hard in that department (I tried). We're ten years down the line, and thanks to Vista, way too many people are still using this relic.
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XP works just fine for what it does
by Sasparilla on Thu 27th Oct 2011 16:21 UTC
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I work and play in XP, Vista, 7 and OS X. New for the sake of New doesn't appeal to me - it does to Microsoft cause that's how they make money (and they have enough money).

Quite frankly Microsoft still does security updates to XP so you drop in your firewall and antivirus (like you need to with all Windows versions) and your good. Overall, compared to Vista and 7 - it stays out of my way the best out of the 3 latest Windows versions (the user experience is much more walled in with Vista and 7, I don't need or want that and its annoying).

For initial Core 2 duo's and below it works just fine and the hardware for those older platforms supports it.

There's very little that you can do on a Windows 7 or Vista machine that you can't do on an XP machine with the right applications - they all run Win32 applications (compatible on all of them if built that way by the vendors).

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