Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Mar 2011 18:17 UTC, submitted by gogothebee
Internet Explorer Yes, yes, yes - that's what you get for releasing Internet Explorer 9 in the middle of the night, Microsoft! A post on OSNews that's late! I'm sure that'll teach you. Anywho, as you may have noticed, Microsoft is back in the browser game - Internet Explorer 9 has been released.
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RE: XP is dead
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 16th Mar 2011 05:23 UTC in reply to "XP is dead"
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

I predict that by 2013 every XP machine in the world will be cracked and a member of a botnet.


In 2013 XP will be 12 years old!
That is almost a laugh. Would anybody use any other 12 years old OS? (except as a hobby, of course).

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RE[2]: XP is dead
by japh on Wed 16th Mar 2011 09:30 in reply to "RE: XP is dead"
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2005-11-11


In 2013 XP will be 12 years old!
That is almost a laugh. Would anybody use any other 12 years old OS? (except as a hobby, of course).


You're not counting the service packs as anything more than bugfixes then. That's not how most people seem to think about them.

The fact remains that a majority of windows users run XP. It is kind of odd to not give them access to the latest browser version when both mozilla and google seems to be able to pull it off.

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RE[3]: XP is dead
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 16th Mar 2011 10:17 in reply to "RE[2]: XP is dead"
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2005-07-06



You're not counting the service packs as anything more than bugfixes then. That's not how most people seem to think about them.


IMO, it is basically still the same operating system. I have seen it "grow" and it doesn't seem to be fundamentally different than when it was first released.

Some Linux distros have also something similar to "service packs", especially the Enterprise ones.
I don't believe anybody uses a Linux distro that long.

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RE[2]: XP is dead
by mistersoft on Wed 16th Mar 2011 14:04 in reply to "RE: XP is dead"
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2011-01-05

the last 3 business I've worked for still use XP, and it's 2011 already, ..not long to go to hit your 'laughable' 12yo OS !!

Much as I would expect and encourage friends of mine ('consumers') to go and switch already!

MS really should have extended business support, at least limited support and security fixes til ???2015/6 probably
IMVHO

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RE[3]: XP is dead
by Anonymous Penguin on Wed 16th Mar 2011 14:19 in reply to "RE[2]: XP is dead"
Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

the last 3 business I've worked for still use XP, and it's 2011 already, ..not long to go to hit your 'laughable' 12yo OS !!


Unless the Maya were right, of course ;)

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RE[2]: XP is dead
by Soulbender on Thu 17th Mar 2011 04:55 in reply to "RE: XP is dead"
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2005-08-18

If I was to be the devil's advocate I'd say that shows what a solid product MS created in XP.

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