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

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: ReactOS's chance?
by Bobthearch on Wed 9th Apr 2014 16:44 UTC in reply to "ReactOS's chance?"
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A bit OT, but I have a Community ReactOS question.
I see from your link that the developers are seeking feedback for which hardware should be supported.
Question: If the OS is Windows-compatible, why can't people simply use the Windows drivers and software packages supplied by the OEMs?

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RE[2]: ReactOS's chance?
by AmineKhaldi on Fri 11th Apr 2014 12:04 in reply to "RE: ReactOS's chance?"
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We are not seeking feedback for which hardware should be supported, we're giving our community the option of driving the development of ReactOS towards full support of *their* favorite apps and drivers *first*
Eventually every single app and piece of hardware, that has a Windows driver, would be supported, but the key word here is *eventually* and that's what the Community Edition is mainly about.

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