Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2014 15:38 UTC
Windows

It's finally here. After 12 years, 6 months, and 12 days on the market, Windows XP has hit its end of life. It will receive its last ever set of patches on Windows Update today, and for the most part, that will be that. Any flaws discovered from now on - and it's inevitable that some will be discovered - will never be publicly patched.

How bad is this going to be? It's probably going to be pretty bad. By some measures, about 28 percent of the Web-using public is still using Windows XP, and these systems are going to be ripe for exploitation.

I never liked Windows XP (I used BeOS during XP's early days, and Mac OS X and Linux during XP's later days), so I'm glad to see it go. This terrible operating system should have died out years ago.

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RE[2]: Liked it or not
by No it isnt on Tue 8th Apr 2014 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Liked it or not"
No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

After trying to delete a broken network profile from Windows 8, and finding that one has to drop to the command line to do so, this member of the jury has reached a decision: it's a giant leap backwards.

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RE[3]: Liked it or not
by The123king on Wed 9th Apr 2014 00:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Liked it or not"
The123king Member since:
2009-05-28

You'd have the same experience on virtually any OS

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RE[4]: Liked it or not
by oskeladden on Wed 9th Apr 2014 10:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Liked it or not"
oskeladden Member since:
2009-08-05

You'd have the same experience on virtually any OS


Err... no? Windows 8 has removed the WiFi network manager completely. You can't edit or delete saved network profiles. Deleting a profile requires you to invoke nets at the command line. Editing a profile requires you to locate a bunch of .xml files, find the correct one, and edit it in a text editor. Changing network priority is a nightmare. XP gave you a nice GUI panel to do this.

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