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[9]: XP64 == XP
by Gone fishing on Mon 14th Jun 2010 08:26 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: XP64 == XP"
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By real world I am talking about my own experience

Well I think that says it all, real world means your own exclusive unbiased opinion.

Vista is more responsive than XP on a quad core machine.

Possibly - and it damn well should be - XP is old - only designed to work with single or dual processors. MS in 1998 - 1999, didn't envisage multi-core processor designs. So Vista might be insignificantly faster at artificial benchmarks than XP an OS that was designed over 10 years ago and is only really capable of using half the processor - Well that is fantastic and the point remains why do I need such power to run the OS Adequately?

Windows sucks at mixed environments by design and it really has nothing to do with Vista specifically. I've seen weird issues with using Samba

Why do you always have to find excuses for Vista - its not Vista's fault its because of x,y, or z. The network thing is using Vista business and it performs poorly, I assume that it is legitimate to use the business edition in a network environment? I could have commented on numerous other Vista failings but every one you find an excuse for, 40 seconds plus to wake up thats not Vista's fault, the print management thats HPs fault etc etc etc

I doubt half the people who say "vista sucks" are even aware that 7 is really just Vista with a few improvements. The major kernel changes were between XP and Vista, not Vista and 7.

I think you'll find that most OS News readers are aware - and yes, although I don't think that Windows 7 is that good, it is remarkable how MS has changed the basic OS only slightly and produced a reasonable, if not stunning OS in comparison with the horror show that is Vista.

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RE[10]: XP64 == XP
by Neolander on Mon 14th Jun 2010 11:28 in reply to "RE[9]: XP64 == XP"
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Mojave effect, maybe ;)

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RE[11]: XP64 == XP
by bornagainenguin on Mon 14th Jun 2010 15:27 in reply to "RE[10]: XP64 == XP"
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Neolander quipped...

Mojave effect, maybe ;)

Heh. I keep waiting for someone to come out with a KDE based distro or an updated XPDE distro named Mojave just to mess with Microsoft and to capitalize on those ads...


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