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[3]: XP64 == XP
by Bending Unit on Sat 12th Jun 2010 08:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: XP64 == XP"
Bending Unit
Member since:
2005-07-06

Given enough time, every software crashes...

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RE[4]: XP64 == XP
by pandronic on Sat 12th Jun 2010 10:10 in reply to "RE[3]: XP64 == XP"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Given enough time, but not once a day ...

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RE[4]: XP64 == XP
by rcsteiner on Mon 14th Jun 2010 16:47 in reply to "RE[3]: XP64 == XP"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

One of our Unisys mainframes (the main message sending machine that routed ALL of the messages from other systems) at the airline I used to work for went for over three years without a reboot. The only reason they did one eventually was because of a critical OS update.

Not all software crashes. PC users are simply more fault tolerant than the users of other types of machines.

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RE[5]: XP64 == XP
by pandronic on Wed 16th Jun 2010 15:24 in reply to "RE[4]: XP64 == XP"
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

Random fact: the server in our office is a 12 year old P3 5-600Mhz we found in the basement. It runs Win XP, it handles routing, network printing, it hosts a small website, it runs our invoice software and is our file server. The only time we have to reboot it/turn it on is when the power fails for a few seconds (it happens once every few month in our neighborhood). Never crashed.

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