Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:24 UTC
Windows The clock is ticking for XP users, with Microsoft ending support with its final security update after 11 years on April 8, 2014. Netmarketshare's desktop browser statistics show 40% of users are still using XP, totalling about 500 million users (versus Windows 7 at 45% and Vista at 6%). Gartner and Forrester analysts predict that 10% to 20% of enterprise PCs will be running XP after April 2014. Options for companies include: speed up XP conversions, sign up for Microsoft's Custom Support Program for after-retirement support, and add a supported browser to XP to replace unsupported IE8.
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by Sodapop on Wed 28th Nov 2012 12:22 UTC
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I made the switch to Xubuntu six months ago, best decision I ever made. After you get over that '3 day hump' you are fine. Whomever said gaming isn't for Linux users, I disagree. I been having a blast and have amassed quite a collection of native games.

RC Mini Racers was just released, it's like a Revolt clone. Been having lots of fun with that. I never used any Office products so that wasn't a problem for me. Sure I miss some of my games, but they were very old and I found substitutes.

I was a hardcore MS user since 1998. I had zero problems making the switch. Just ditch your MS partition and move that out of your head. I don't why people bash Linux so much, it's silliness, I guess they are afraid.

If you can switch from XP to 8 then you can damn well switch from XP to Linux. No more excuses because I did it. We just need to get rid of the Old hats who think all the software we use in Linux NEEDS to be free and Open, that's what's holding Linux back.

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