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: I've never upgraded Windows
by phoenix on Sat 12th Jun 2010 00:11 UTC in reply to "I've never upgraded Windows"
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IIRC, it doesn't even support multiple cores on a CPU, which in this day and age is a huge loss.

XP most certainly uses multiple cores. However, it doesn't differentiate between separate CPUs, separate cores on a CPU, and hyperthreading "cores" on a CPU. Thus, it's process/thread scheduling is sub-optimal (it treats them all the same). And, I believe there's a 2 core max to XP Pro.

Newer versions of Windows have definite advantages over XP, and I see no real reason to not put Windows 7 on new boxes in most cases, so really, new machines should have Windows 7, not XP.

Agreed. XP's time has passed. It's just too bad that 7 isn't a perfect upgrade for it.

However, that doesn't mean that there's any real reason to upgrade older computers. XP may be old, but it works.

Agreed. At least until security fixes are no longer developed for it.

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And, I believe there's a 2 core max to XP Pro.

Windows XP Home edition is limited to 2 cores, physical or logical; Windows XP Pro is limited to 8 core.

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