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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RE: XP64 == XP
by darknexus on Fri 11th Jun 2010 22:49 UTC in reply to "XP64 == XP"
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Yes, the future of Windows is 7. But there's no way you can categorically say that 7 is better than XP.

Sure I can, at least in one crucial area: stability. Where as XP crashed on me at least once per day, whatever I think of 7's UI (and I'm not very fond of it as regulars here will no doubt be aware) at least 7 doesn't crash. Me, I'll take stable over simple any day... guess that's why I'm primarily a *NIX user though ;) . I'm glad XP is dying. I think it was a horrible continuation of the NT line from 2000 (which was really awesome for its time), and all XP did was increase the bloatware in 2000 by about a gigabyte and remove most of the stability 2000 boasted. And 2000 was actually fine for consumer use, the problem was most consumers never heard of it. I loaded up 2000 for my family when their XP machine died, and they absolutely loved how responsive it was by comparison (clean installations both times, no OEM bloatware involved).
I'm glad XP is going behind the shed. I only wish I could be the one to pull the trigger. ;)

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RE[2]: XP64 == XP
by pandronic on Sat 12th Jun 2010 06:20 in reply to "RE: XP64 == XP"
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You're doing something wrong there ... XP doesn't crash unless there's a problem with the drivers/hardware.

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RE[3]: XP64 == XP
by Bending Unit on Sat 12th Jun 2010 08:27 in reply to "RE[2]: XP64 == XP"
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Given enough time, every software crashes...

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