Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:00 UTC
Windows Ten years ago today, Microsoft launched what would become the world's most popular desktop operating system - for better or worse. Its interface colours were... Interesting (trying hard to avoid bias here, folks, bear with me now). Its early performance was... Not always entirely up to par. Its security track record was... Well, it sucked hard in that department (I tried). We're ten years down the line, and thanks to Vista, way too many people are still using this relic.
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A great OS
by BeamishBoy on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:26 UTC
BeamishBoy
Member since:
2010-10-27

I don't get the hate, to be honest. XP is still the OS that I spend the greatest amount of time in. It's never blue-screened on me, I've never had an activation problem, I've never suffered any security problems, and it still does everything I need it to do.

I'll be using it until Microsoft kills all support for it.

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RE: A great OS
by bowkota on Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:56 in reply to "A great OS"
bowkota Member since:
2011-10-12

I don't get the hate, to be honest. XP is still the OS that I spend the greatest amount of time in. It's never blue-screened on me, I've never had an activation problem, I've never suffered any security problems, and it still does everything I need it to do.

I'll be using it until Microsoft kills all support for it.

That's like saying, "it's ok for me to leave my front door open because I've been doing it all this time and I haven't been robbed".

Do yourself a favour and upgrade to Windows 7.

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RE[2]: A great OS
by broken_symlink on Wed 26th Oct 2011 00:39 in reply to "RE: A great OS"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

If he's happy and it works for him, then why bother?

I was running leopard until about a month ago. I was happy and it worked fine for me. The only reason I upgraded to lion is because I wanted to buy a few games on steam that didn't work on leopard.

Edited 2011-10-26 00:39 UTC

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RE[2]: A great OS
by Icaria on Wed 26th Oct 2011 03:44 in reply to "RE: A great OS"
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

If he hasn't had any security issues, it's likely because he's set it up correctly.
Automatic updates, a firewall, a limited user account and a non-brain-dead user is all it takes to make XP secure enough for most purposes.

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