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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Wow, cover the kids eyes!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 11th Jun 2010 22:35 UTC
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Xp was awesome. IT may be getting a little long in the tooth, but you can't judge an OS by other OSes at the time of tis retirement. You have to look at the available options at the time of its release.

It was replacing win 98/me, and it was 1000 times better. MS finally made a consumer version of NT, for that it should be lauded. Alternative simply were not viable at the time. Sure I tripple booted between win xp, RedHat 9, and Beos. But for friends and family there was no choice at the time. Linux was hit or miss hardware wise, and BeOs didn't work with enough software for most people or come preloaded on their dell.

It deserves better than that vitrol, but yes its time to slip into the night is at hand. Fear not though, should you pass into the same irrelevance as XP is headed, I'll not enumerate all of your flaws at your time of passing.

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RE: Wow, cover the kids eyes!
by woegjiub on Sat 12th Jun 2010 04:00 in reply to "Wow, cover the kids eyes!"
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Win2K was vastly superior to XP, IMO.
XP was decent, but 2K is the second best windows ever (after 7)

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nt_jerkface Member since:

Win2k was swiss cheese when it came to security. It was a complete disgrace that they shipped it without a firewall. Same goes for XP. Early XP and Win2k users were basically security beta testers. That isn't debatable, you can go back and look at all the exploits those systems had. Win2k servers were a joke compared to Linux then.

It wasn't until XP SP2 that they got serious when it comes to security.

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pandronic Member since:

Win 2K didn't have any kind of anti-aliasing (not standard, not cleartype). It looks horrible on an LCD screen. That's a pretty big shortcoming for a desktop OS.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

Ok, I guess I should have pre-empted this whole Win2k rebuttal in my first post. Win 2k didn't come pre-installed on the computers at best buy. Win Me did. Win Xp did. Win 2k was for businesses where it replaced the capable win nt 4.0. XP was when they merged the business oriented NT workstation and the home oriented win 9x product lines. So Xp is great in my mind for finally achieving that. I actually paid for my parents to upgrade to Xp, as it resulted in less calls to me. And it was worth every dime.

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