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Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 11:53:12
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


[re: cheshire_man] [link to this post]
 
I'm sure there are. I wouldn't connect one to the Internet, though!

No-one, that I am aware of, produces an up-to-date security package for Windows 95 (or even 2000). Once XP goes out of support the situation will be the same. Software publishers will not continue to support an OS that the manufacturer has abandoned.

Have you tried getting anti-virus software for OS/2 recently? wink
Standard User 4M2
(experienced) Tue 10-Apr-12 13:03:01
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I will stay with XP for as long as possible, prefer it for general computing, but for video editing I use a dedicated machine running Win7.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 15:52:43
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
Have you considered the possibility that some organisations have actually looked at the return on investment they would get by moving beyond XP, and decided that it isn't worthwhile for their foreseeable needs in their foreseeable future?

Then the business probably have their calculations wrong, or they have employed idiots to manage the Windows network who aren't aware of the superior management functionality of Windows 7, therefore can't make use of it. They probably are concerned about all the time that they might have to spend going around with a DVD installing Windows 7!!

Or perhaps they made the mistake of having enterprise software which is either poorly written, or even worse, resorted to modifying Windows DLLs or something else rather stupid, and then act surprised when they find out it wont work on the next version of the OS.

Happens a lot.

Zen 8000 Pro

Edited by Pipexer (Tue 10-Apr-12 16:11:16)


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Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 15:55:57
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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In reply to a post by Oldjim:
Do you really think any Windows OS is a secure operating system - think again

No, I don't need to think again. Windows is (as AEP put it perfectly) as secure as any operating system in it's field, it's all about what you, the user, do with it which often results in it being insecure.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 10-Apr-12 16:15:57
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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"new installations which come with Win 7 preloaded "

And the first thing a corporate IT department (or their system supplier) does is re-image it with their standard image.

"Having to reimage a brand new PC with Windows 7 on it with XP is madness"

See above.

"extra money in Microsoft's pocket as they get paid for the Windows 7 image as shipped plus the corporate licenced XP image."

Not what outfits like Dell say to their corporate customers on their corporate website, unless it's changed recently.

Wrt another post re better manageability in Win7: you may well be right, but how many IT departments *actually* care about that kind of thing? Lots of them *should*.
Standard User TMCR
(regular) Tue 10-Apr-12 16:28:50
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Re: Poll: Who's still using XP and plans use beyond April 20


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I bought a computer. It had Windows XP installed. I still use that computer.

If I bought a new computer it may have windows 7, in which case I would use Windows 7.

Last year I lost my job. At my time of life I will be lucky to find other employment. The limits of my small pension do not suggest buying a new computer is a good thing.

Looks like I'm staying with XP then. I also have a laptop running XP. I don't think I will be spending £100+ on buying Win7 to to give myself the headache of re-installing everything either.

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Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Tue 10-Apr-12 16:43:46
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It wasn't a red herring it was part of what the person needs to do to upgrade.

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Perhaps a bottle of rosé instead.
Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 20:10:33
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(Unregistered)Tue 10-Apr-12 21:12:55
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If any of you refusnicks are interested I can let you have portable Compag with lovely orange on black screen running DOS from 1.2Mb 8" floppy ?

Or 1990's 10" colour Toshiba Laptop with Win 95, cost £3000 then, even have the dock for it...?
Regards,
Martin
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Apr-12 21:41:32
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If any of you refusnicks are interested I can let you have portable Compag with lovely orange on black screen running DOS from 1.2Mb 8" floppy ?
1. Compaq never made a computer with 8" floppy drives.

2. There was no 8" floppy disk with a capacity of 1.2Mb.

3. It's very unusual to quote floppy disk capacities in megabits; kilobytes or megabytes are more usual.

Apart from that, no comment.

(Edited to correct an error!)

Edited by AEP (Tue 10-Apr-12 21:46:28)

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