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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

An estimated 30 percent of computers being used by businesses and consumers around the world are still running the 12-year-old operating system.

http://seattletimes....theendofxp.html

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 02:58 PM

WoooW, XP 12 years old, i thought it was much much older

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:01 PM

You mean that graveyard of old computers in my closet that run on XP aren't going to work anymore?
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

ah..... childhood nostalgia

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 03:36 PM

Well, I am relieved that when we move, we're getting new PCs. I just hope it's not an upgrade to Windows 8. 7 will do just fine for me.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 08 April 2014 - 03:01 PM, said:

You mean that graveyard of old computers in my closet that run on XP aren't going to work anymore?
:)

Oh..they will still work just fine. I am still using XP and if I am forced to change I might have to use Linux Mint or something.


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:36 PM

View PostJeffertonturner, on 08 April 2014 - 03:01 PM, said:

You mean that graveyard of old computers in my closet that run on XP aren't going to work anymore?
:)

No, they will al still work, Microsoft just won't be patching any vulnerabilites in the future.  Most software developers wil cesae building for XP as well.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:19 AM

Just my luck. I just retired ny ME and got my XP connected.

True story, bro.


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Posted 09 April 2014 - 05:21 AM

Woo hoooo ~ XP OPen SOurce here we come !!

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 09:04 AM

And our goverment (The Netherlands) has just signed a deal with Microsoft for 2 more years of protection since they have not completly migrated from Windows XP yet... This seems to be a better time then any to switch.

Apparently the U.K has signed a similar deal.

http://www.zdnet.com...ort-7000028116/


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:57 PM

View PostRyu, on 08 April 2014 - 06:28 PM, said:

Oh..they will still work just fine. I am still using XP and if I am forced to change I might have to use Linux Mint or something.

Linux Mint Xfce is a pretty operating system and the Long Term Release coming soon is among the best candidate in the open-source world for XP users that simply can't or don't want an upgrade to Windows 7.

Just take a look by yourself.




Other options include Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome for low-end hardwares, around 2GB RAM.

Edited by sam_comm, 11 April 2014 - 10:02 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 03:53 AM

Aim still using Xp .


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:58 AM

http://www.zdnet.com...ent-7000027858/
I may try Linux too. I had a bad experience today when I upgraded my AV to it's new version. I wasn't able to run a lot of things that were fine before I did the upgrade. The AV support person I got on the phone tried to sell me protection for $180 a year and said my problem came from XP. Not believing that and now I'm afraid to upload anymore updates from the AV. The funniest thing was that I was using Firefox when it happened, but when I opened Chrome, everything worked fine. Firefox still wouldn't. Took Firefox out and am using Chrome now.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:24 PM

View Postsusieice, on 12 April 2014 - 04:58 AM, said:

http://www.zdnet.com...ent-7000027858/
I may try Linux too. I had a bad experience today when I upgraded my AV to it's new version. I wasn't able to run a lot of things that were fine before I did the upgrade. The AV support person I got on the phone tried to sell me protection for $180 a year and said my problem came from XP. Not believing that and now I'm afraid to upload anymore updates from the AV. The funniest thing was that I was using Firefox when it happened, but when I opened Chrome, everything worked fine. Firefox still wouldn't. Took Firefox out and am using Chrome now.

Sound slike you got hit by adware and possibly worse.  Download Malwarebytes here http://www.malwarebytes.org/downloads/ and make sure to uncheck the trial optionunless you want to buy it for $25.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 02:57 PM

Thanks Merc14. I use Malwarebytes also and ran a full scan last night. It didn't detect anything. I just don't want to download Avast anymore. Hope that removing Firefox cleaned out the problem.

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