1. freestile

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    I still plan on using my xp system because its my main one for music at the moment. Everything I use I could migrate to a newer computer
    if I wanted to, but I havent really had the need or want to. Not to mention my machine is off line, and I've never did any d/l, and would only
    connect it online for updates, I see no reason why it shouldn't still be fine. Not to mention my machine says its vista compatible, but I think it might be
    a little slow for win 7, or win 8, then again I got a similar machine with twice as much ram that runs windows 8 and runs it quite well so I'm not sure whats up.
    At the moment though I see no drastic need to change/upgrade. I've already did all the linux's so its not really a big deal to me anymore. OSX is my daily
    OS, and windows is my audio rig, so thats about it. I might get brave and dual boot my win 8 machine with a linux distro, but not sure if I want
    to do that on the main hdd or the second one. I've been successful with doing it on xp and win 7, but had trouble when I tried it on windows 8. I had success rolling 8 back to 7 with mint dual boot, but then had trouble trying to dual boot win 8 and mint. So I'm not even sure that win 8 and linux play nice yet. I love
    xp for all thet legacy stuff though. Never really tried the windows 7 xp compatibility mode, and I dont even know if windows 8 even has that. It was fun while it lasted.
    I'll prob use it until my computer goes out and I'm forced to upgrade. Of course hopefully that dont happen cause I'll lose all my music then I'll be screwed ;(
     
  2. FoxObsession

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    Wait, it's going? Like, everyone still uses it.


    Nice, my first post :)
     
  3. RchUncleSkeleton

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    All of my Personal PC's run XP. I don't care for 7 and I can't stand 8. Perhaps if Microsoft releases a new decent OS I will upgrade but as of now there's nothing I can't do with XP.
     
  4. Ulieq

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    i thought windows 7 was better than xp.....
     
  5. Psionic Roshambo

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    The only thing I can think of off the top of my head that XP is better at, is sound support with Direct Sound (Part of DirectX).

    I have a pretty expensive sound card (Audigy X-Fi Fatal1ty edition.)and it worked fantastic under XP. It works well enough under Vista and 7 but I feel like the sound isn't quite as good... Alchemy helps a lot with older games but in my opinion XP handled sound better than newer OS's from Microsoft.
     
  6. FAST6191

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    I have had a few laptops where installing the Vista drivers on windows 7 really helped (7 came with drivers). Granted this was an obvious clipping/distortion issue but it could be worth investigating.
     
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  7. Skelletonike

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    I never liked Windows XP and I passed on to the next Windows as soon as it was available, Vista in this case.
    I've worked in several industries so far, be it fixing computers, making programs or in the last one, working in Mechatronics. Windows XP just can't run the programs needed for it, people keep defending windows xp, but the fact is, it's an outdated OS.

    Anyway, I quite enjoy my Windows 8 and now I shall return to enjoying FFXIV on it. =O
     
  8. JPhantom

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    I'm hoping Microsoft will eventually realize they need to be selling time limited licenses. so that like say 10 years(preferably shorter) after the os is released the computers with it stop working. People who can't handle an os other than windows need the push off the cliff to keep up with the software, security, and drivers of the time. also need to stop all support for an os the instant a new os is released. legacy os is something you shouldn't have to worry about unless you know what you are doing.
     
  9. codezer0

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    I still got a Socket A tower that was my first made-from-scratch pc assembled together. It's still got the old DFI NF2 Ultra Infinity that was its last significant upgrade, and an AGP 6600 GT. The hard drive(s) have since died, but it's been perfect for running DOS tools to help flash my 360's DVD drive.

    Windows XP was nice for what it was meant to do; it was the OS that brought the home and business sections of Microsoft to using the same codebase, and was able to finally do away with dependency on DOS.

    Windows Me tried to do this, but the problem was that the codebase was still based on Win9x, which was heavily dependent on DOS properties to do what it did. This was the underlying cause of many of its problems. Windows 2000 was indeed very reliable and very stable, and recongized as a world-class platform. The issue was that it needed a LOT of TLC (in the form of service packs) before it became usable at home as well.
     
  10. FAST6191

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    That is a bit harsh, not to mention 10 years is way too short for a lot of industrial, diagnostics, database and other such work. Granted losing that might not be so painful, or at least not as painful as their slow loss of Office/Exchange type things, but I would think MS want to be bleeding as few customers as they can these days.
     
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    Well people are over reacting to this. It doesn't mean that XP mealts down to scrap. It will continue to working fine. Sure no more security updates but 99.9% of the exploits are from the apps not the OS itself. So the usual keep your browser updated, watch what you click on, and keep backups just to be on the safe side and you will be fine. I am not saying that one shouldn't update eventually but I know I am going to keep a XP machine or at lest a VM of one for the tools that don't work on vista or newer. For some things you just need XP or older since so much was removed after Vista.

    Anyway it is not the end of the world the OS still works. Heck I still use 98 for some things. Now do I go surfing with it? Heck no, but it works fine to run the specific tools I need. If you know what you are doing, it is fine. But of course you don't want to give grandma or someone that has the case of "click everythingitus" a XP system these days. Then again as i said it is not the OS but the apps where most of the exploits happen (browser, flash, Java etc). And if someone has a case of "click everything" it is only a matter of time before they get bit no matter what machine they have lol.
     
  12. Hiroshi21

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    I have to still use Windows xp, older hardware that still performs fine, and not willing to allow it to collect dust. I tried Linux, but most of the time it glitches out, or breaks down randomly..
     
  13. FAST6191

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    When did you try Linux? Though I would hold it has never been especially glitchy or prone to random breakage, especially compared to windows XP and prior, things are a lot better these days.
     
  14. Nyancat

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