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[2]: Thank you
by nt_jerkface on Sat 12th Jun 2010 20:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Thank you"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26


Wasn't an option four years ago, there wasn't a new version of Windows yet... and when we got one, the pile of crap they put out was called Vista. Vista was the reason XP stuck around as long as it did, and of course Microsoft would have never killed off XP before Vista in favor of an os they didn't create. As much as it should've been done years ago, they just couldn't have done it. There was nothing to fill the void.



The problem with Vista was that it was released too early.

It was fixed by SP1 but everyone had bought into the meme that "Vista sucks" without actually looking at benchmarks. Windows 7 is mostly Vista with some additional window dressings and benchmarks show this as well. It's mostly a PR release.

I have machines with XP, Vista and 7. People that think 7 is a massive improvement over Vista either have little experience with either or don't spend enough time reading articles that contain objective analysis.

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RE[3]: Thank you
by darknexus on Sun 13th Jun 2010 02:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Thank you"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

People that think 7 is a massive improvement over Vista either have little experience with either or don't spend enough time reading articles that contain objective analysis.


Hey, I can read all the objective benchmarks I like, but it didn't make my Vista sp1 installation perform any faster. Hardware configs differ, drivers differ, there are hundreds of different variables that can affect performance. Vista was dog slow on my hardware, 7 performs very well on the same machine. Next to that, I could give a rat's ass what the benchmarks say Vista *should have done*.

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