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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different experience
by vezhlys on Sun 13th Jun 2010 18:17 UTC
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I installed Windows XP 64-bit yesterday too. Installation was easy and fast (yes, I needed to integrated some drivers before, but it was the same with vista and windows 7), 85 updates downloaded and installed in one go (one reboot). Yes, I needed one more restart because of drivers (I don't remember if windows 7 requires that still). Windows 7 downloads drivers automatically but Windows XP recognized everything except video and printer too (still if you want the latest drivers you need to download them in both OSes). It was much more responsive than Windows 7 on that computer (via nano 1.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, radeon 4650, so it is modest but modern configuration). And I bet it will be much more stable (it is the reason why I reinstalled. Windows 7 just was quite unstable with regular blue screens and freezes. it might be drivers fault but user doesn't care). So, it was strange to read this article... I didn't like Windows XP too but it matured by the time. What is more, Windows XP 64-bit I liked from the start because it showed very stable and very good performance from my experience (I have a computer which works several years with it and I changed almost everything in it several times without any reinstall). Windows 7 (and especially Windows Vista) experience unfortunately wasn't that good. Yes, windows 7 is better on fast multicore computers but it is still not very suitable for netbook, nettop style and some older computers in my opinion.

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