Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:24 UTC
Windows The clock is ticking for XP users, with Microsoft ending support with its final security update after 11 years on April 8, 2014. Netmarketshare's desktop browser statistics show 40% of users are still using XP, totalling about 500 million users (versus Windows 7 at 45% and Vista at 6%). Gartner and Forrester analysts predict that 10% to 20% of enterprise PCs will be running XP after April 2014. Options for companies include: speed up XP conversions, sign up for Microsoft's Custom Support Program for after-retirement support, and add a supported browser to XP to replace unsupported IE8.
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by Hiev on Wed 28th Nov 2012 05:52 UTC
Hiev
Member since:
2005-09-27

I remember the first time I saw XP, it was in my campus, and the first thing that came to my mind was "Is Windows 2000 with a new skin".

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by phreck on Wed 28th Nov 2012 08:34 in reply to "..."
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

You could add some drama by explicitly stating that by now, you have several years of professional experience.

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by phoenix on Wed 28th Nov 2012 16:33 in reply to "..."
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Most of my colleagues and classmates complained about the "Fisher Price GUI" (look at all those bright colours and large icons) when we first saw XP. The first thing everyone did was to disable Luna and switch to the Classic skin.

Pretty much the same reaction we're all having to UI-formally-known-as-Metro. Unfortunately, there's no way to disable that one.

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by helf on Wed 28th Nov 2012 22:12 in reply to "RE: ..."
helf Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, there is ;) The skinning engine is still there in Windows 8 and you can install a replacement start menu (several good apps out at this point) to never have to mess with Metro, if you hate it.

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