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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I agree with Thom
by Nanotube on Sat 12th Jun 2010 20:16 UTC
Nanotube
Member since:
2008-05-11

XP is a pile of junk these days compared with Win 7 and Mac OS X.
I installed it back a few months ago for my girl and the updates took so long I wanted to die.

XP.Destroy();

Edited 2010-06-12 20:17 UTC

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RE: I agree with Thom
by rhy7s on Sat 12th Jun 2010 21:28 in reply to "I agree with Thom "
rhy7s Member since:
2008-08-04

In regard to updating an XP install, starting off with an integrated update pack makes things bearable: http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=25

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RE: I agree with Thom
by wargum on Sat 12th Jun 2010 23:24 in reply to "I agree with Thom "
wargum Member since:
2006-12-15

Full ack...

Man, I have to use it for development at my job at a bank and you can't really install anything on these machines. So you pretty much have to live with "vanilla" XP, which is horrible. The taskbar I hate the most. You can't even rearrange the windows on it. WTF??? Or no desktop search integrated. Those are serious productivity killers!

Can't wait for 2014 when XP will have to disappear from business IT desktops as well because MS stops delivering security updates. XP isn't even a dinosaur, it's an amoeba ;-)

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