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[6]: XP64 == XP
by nt_jerkface on Sat 12th Jun 2010 18:08 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: XP64 == XP"
nt_jerkface
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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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