Linked by David Adams on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 00:26 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y On the heels of yesterday's launch of Windows 8's preview, new statistics show that Microsoft's decade-old Windows XP again plummeted in usage share and will be surpassed by Windows 7 in June.
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Good Riddance, XP you served well.
by Poseidon on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 02:50 UTC
Poseidon
Member since:
2009-10-31

I wonder how many people have 2000 still installed.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I know of at least one: A law enforcement agency that I left for my current post in 2004, they were using it then and I've heard from a friend there that they still do.

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rekabis Member since:
2010-02-25

I still make use of Windows 2000 for a mail server.

I use hMailServer along with SQL Server 2005 on a Windows 2000 box. Why Win2K? Well, for no other reason than I could.

The box itself is pretty low end (2GB RAM max, 2.2Ghz Athlon XP processor, consumer-grade parts, etc.) but it manages to handle 20,000 - 60,000 pieces of spam per day, reporting about 99.98% of spam to SpamCop automagically. IMHO, not too shabby for a machine that has been chugging along for six years now with all of about twenty minutes of downtime (when I had to swap out a BFG nVidia 5500OC video card whose fan practically melted off of it… suffice it to say, the backup was an identical sister card with the stock heatsink replaced with a massive passive heatsink).

Of course, not only is the box behind a very strongly configured router/firewall, but it also has its TCP/IP and UDP ports manually locked down so only two ports - 25 & 110 - are actually open. The rest refuse all communication.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

(when I had to swap out a BFG nVidia 5500OC video card whose fan practically melted off of it… suffice it to say, the backup was an identical sister card with the stock heatsink replaced with a massive passive heatsink)

Why would you even put into such thing a Nvidia 4-digit-number anything? Some old PCI card from a dumpster seems like a better fit for mail server... (most likely using much less power too; probably extending the lifetime of motherboard and/or the PSU, thanks to smaller strain on them)

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I know of a company that does. They have no Windows site license and it was easier to image Windows 2000 than dealing with Windows XP OEM licenses.

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jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

We've still got a few Windows 2000 server systems in production including one running SQL Server 2000.

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