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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

www.itpro.co.uk said:

Microsoft has warned end users about waiting for the release of Windows 8 to ditch decade-old operating system, XP.

In a post on the software giant’s Windows Team Blog, the firm reminded users that support for XP will cease on 8 April 2014, which means they need to start migrating to Windows 7 soon.

“Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases for their time, but the technology environment has shifted,” said the blog post.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:08 PM

Ho hum... XP still works fine for me... rather buy myself a bottle of good Chablis... <br>

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

I am so fed up with MS. I think my next purchase will be something with an Apple on it, LOL

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 10 April 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

I am so fed up with MS. I think my next purchase will be something with an Apple on it, LOL

Yeah, I'm pretty much leaning towards my next purchase being an Apple as well.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 10 April 2012 - 03:32 PM, said:

I am so fed up with MS. I think my next purchase will be something with an Apple on it, LOL


View PostLilly, on 10 April 2012 - 03:51 PM, said:


Yeah, I'm pretty much leaning towards my next purchase being an Apple as well.

Just install Linux on your old system. You don't have to be a Geek anymore to make it work, Windows applications run (mostly) without a problem using Wine or Vbox, it is faster, more stable and more reliable.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 10 April 2012 - 03:08 PM, said:

Ho hum... XP still works fine for me... rather buy myself a bottle of good Chablis... <br>

Same here. Of course I used to say the same about Windows 98 but then again THAT system WAS outdated even when it came out.

XP works great for me..I do wish it was a tad more slimmed down. I am the only one using my computer so I don't need "Administrator" rights to my own computer.
I have not heard many encouraging things about the newer Windows systems and I might make another computer and put Linux on it. I'd partition my hard drive but I am just not in the mood to dink around with stuff. I just want to turn the sucker on and go.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

I like XP still. We have it here at work too. LOL I'm leaning more and more toward trying out Linux, though. While I save my pennies for a MacBook.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:44 PM

I never thought in a million years I'd say this, because I was always, always hardcore Microsoft - but having had access to a Macbook Air and an IPad now through my current job, there is NO WAY I would ever buy a Microsoft product for my own personal use.  These two devices do everything that I could possibly ever need them to do, and they do it reliably.


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Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 10 April 2012 - 05:44 PM, said:

I never thought in a million years I'd say this, because I was always, always hardcore Microsoft - but having had access to a Macbook Air and an IPad now through my current job, there is NO WAY I would ever buy a Microsoft product for my own personal use.  These two devices do everything that I could possibly ever need them to do, and they do it reliably.

I'm not as gung-ho about the iPad as most people are, but I like mine because it's quicker to turn on when I want to look something up.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

View PostLilly, on 10 April 2012 - 03:51 PM, said:


Yeah, I'm pretty much leaning towards my next purchase being an Apple as well.

          At home I do not use my PC for business so...only to download music, pictures and writing so I am not worried about any software not being compatible. My brother in law has always used Mac and I use his at times. I like it and think it is more secure as well. I do not game so I think Mac is plenty fast. Plus, the Apple is cool, LOL

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:32 PM

View PostOffeiriad, on 10 April 2012 - 04:55 PM, said:

I like XP still. We have it here at work too. LOL I'm leaning more and more toward trying out Linux, though. While I save my pennies for a MacBook.

          Yes, the $$$ is more for Mac but what the hey.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:37 PM

On a slightly unrelated note: the computer in my bedroom is still running Windows '95.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:47 AM

View PostJack_of_Blades, on 10 April 2012 - 09:37 PM, said:

On a slightly unrelated note: the computer in my bedroom is still running Windows '95.
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 12:50 AM

View PostOffeiriad, on 10 April 2012 - 07:10 PM, said:

I'm not as gung-ho about the iPad as most people are, but I like mine because it's quicker to turn on when I want to look something up.
I was slow to warm to mine as at first there were things it couldn't do, like interface with my digital camera but I bought an adapter for that  and found an app that lets it print on the wifi network at work so pretty much it does everything now that my MacBook ever did for me.  I have a wireless keyboard for it Too, which adds functionality.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:53 AM

<-----sticking with Windows XP. It's taken me all these years to know how to use it. And I never download any updates from MS since one of their security updates closed down my computer. Apparently it thought I had a pirate copy of windows. The PC was purchased directly from Dell with windows XP so that is unlikely. I didnt hear anything back from MS when I asked them to pay for the repair bill :)
Seriously though, I think it is just MS trying to scare peeps into purchasing the newer versions. They probably need the money lol.





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