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[4]: XP64 == XP
by nt_jerkface on Sat 12th Jun 2010 04:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: XP64 == XP"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

If you don't like the file manager then download a new one. They aren't going to provide a double paned file explorer with built in ftp support for typical users.

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RE[5]: XP64 == XP
by pandronic on Sat 12th Jun 2010 06:25 in reply to "RE[4]: XP64 == XP"
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2006-05-18

Explorer already has FTP support. Just type ftp://user:password@host/dir in your address bar.

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RE[6]: XP64 == XP
by nt_jerkface on Sat 12th Jun 2010 06:32 in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Yea but it is barebones and might as well not exist.

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RE[5]: XP64 == XP
by WorknMan on Sat 12th Jun 2010 06:25 in reply to "RE[4]: XP64 == XP"
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2005-11-13

They aren't going to provide a double paned file explorer with built in ftp support for typical users.


Then why the hell should 'non typical' users bother to upgrade? Anyway, Windows Explorer, for as bad as it sucks, actually does have ftp support.

Then you must never read about computer security.


Believe me, I have. And having used XP for about 8 years, I never had any issues related to security. For your average Joe Sixpack who will run any executable that promises them nude pics of Megan Fox, I'm sure Win7 is a huge improvement in this regard. (And maybe not even then, if they just click right past the UAC prompt.) But for your average OSNews reader? Not so much.

Edited 2010-06-12 06:26 UTC

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RE[6]: XP64 == XP
by nt_jerkface on Sat 12th Jun 2010 18:08 in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

And having used XP for about 8 years, I never had any issues related to security. For your average Joe Sixpack who will run any executable that promises them nude pics of Megan Fox, I'm sure Win7 is a huge improvement in this regard. (And maybe not even then, if they just click right past the UAC prompt.) But for your average OSNews reader? Not so much.


It's not just about click me crap, those additional protections have stopped numerous drive-by attacks.

I don't doubt you have had no problems with security, but then operating systems aren't designed for you. They're designed for the average person and XP is an unneeded security risk for that demographic.

But I still think the additional security measures are worth upgrading for, especially when the upgrade is only a hundred bucks. If you keep the OS for 5 years that breaks down to 20 dollars a year for protection that has proven to be effective.

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