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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XP Is not Junk
by JeeperMate on Sat 12th Jun 2010 11:06 UTC
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2010-06-12

I've been using XP Pro since 2002, before it even had a working integrated firewall. But I've never had any sort of security issues with it at all. As far as crash is concerned, nothing bad has caught my eyes thus far. Even when it crashed, it didn't bring the entire OS to complete halt.

What I like from XP is its simplicity. I can quickly find options somewhere in Control Panel, unlike Vista/7. I know I'll have to move on to a later, more up-to-date version of Windows at some point, but I don't think Win7 will be it. Speaking of which, my next upgrade is due in 2012 so XP might be the last Windows I ever use on my desktop.

So no Thom, XP is not a pile of junk. You must be an idiot to actually have unpleasant experience with XP -- and yes, I do run Win 7 on my VAIO, because Sony refused to provide XP-compatible drivers for it.

Edited 2010-06-12 11:10 UTC

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RE: XP Is not Junk
by _txf_ on Sat 12th Jun 2010 15:35 in reply to "XP Is not Junk"
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2008-03-17

you make it seem as if sony are being a bunch of scumbags for not supporting a crufty 10 year old operating system that has significant differences in driver models. I bet that your vaio didn't even come with xp on it

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