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Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
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ThomasEarlVA
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ThomasEarlVA,
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3/26/2014 | 6:16:25 AM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
Microsoft, Apple, Java, and a number of other software providers normally have an end of life date/cycle for their products because after a number of newer versions, they don't want to support an older architecture with a dwindling user base that divides their team efforts to work on current and newer code, and most of these vendors provide the date of expiration on their websites (not on the product packaging).  It's also a way to get new revenue, IF the end-user has a need to continue using the product in a productive manner in an environment that poses more risk than reward (a machine offline probably has no reason to switch software if it's running fine as is ~ sans vendor support).  Again, not just Microsoft, and it's both a cash grab but a real security concern, as hackers are 'banking' their exploits for release once the support ends, and there has been enough warning from each version that this isn't new.
kburrows
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9/13/2013 | 12:56:32 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
You can continue to use it forever if you want. They just aren't required to support it.
moonwatcher
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8/31/2013 | 6:44:05 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
Thanks for the info. I guess I missed the boat on getting Win 8 for the cheapo upgrade price when it first came out then, to upgrade my old XP box. From what I'd read in an issue of PC World, I was led to believe the motherboard HAD to support UEFI in order to install Win 8.
steakloverguy
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7/30/2013 | 4:45:44 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
I FOUND AN IDEA. If you want windows xp till 2015 or even 2017, check out Windows Server 2003. It's the exact same thing and it's not ending support in 2014. Microsoft thinks they can get away with this but they can't. Grab a pirated copy or buy one or bid one. This is so frikin awesome. If you feel like there's no themes on Windows Server 2003, locate your themes on windows xp. Go to start, run, cmd, and then type without the quotes, "start \windows\themes" Copy all your themes to the new os, and there you go. And that should do. XP lasts till 2015. Please check out this page for more details
http://support.microsoft.com/l...

And look exactly at Extended Support End Date. Please spread the word. Thank you.

And if you get Windows Server 2003 Datacenter R2 X64 Edition with Service Pack 2, they haven't even decided when to end support.
Lord_Beavis
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7/29/2013 | 7:59:29 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
When you get an answer for that, see if you can find the answer for the question of do we really need GUI in data entry jobs?
Lord_Beavis
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7/29/2013 | 7:57:00 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
No, UEFI is an attempt to quell Linux adoption.
Lord_Beavis
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7/29/2013 | 7:55:12 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
Don't feed the trolls.
remmeler
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7/28/2013 | 4:26:02 PM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
My upgrade from XP was reasonably smooth. Unlike from Vista, you have to re-install all your application programs.

As I have mentioned in a previous comment, I was almost scared off by all the negative comments but for, at the time, $40, I tried to out on a retired XP that I had (after running the free MS program that tested it to see if it and the programs and drivers would be compatible)

I played with it for about 20 minutes and changed some of the defaults and realized it was a slightly faster, slightly more responsive Windows 7 (on the Desktop) with a Bolted on Modern Front end (which used to be called Metro). Also it brought the retired XP back from the dead. I then upgraded my production XP

I am a long time Windows users with a lot of programs and without a Smart Phone so after checking out some of the available apps and playing with them, I found none to be of significant value to me. But they all seemed to work fine with my trackball. I had not even thought about the fact that they worked on touch.

I boot to and stay on Desktop and store my less used programs on Tiles on the front end so I can find them easily. I am never shot to the front end and I must press a keyboard key to get there.

I now run a Win 7 and Win 8 side by side both with dual monitors and although Win 8 might be slightly better, I saw no reason to upgrade the 7, even at $40

If you want to know something specific, just reply to this comment.
focu
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7/28/2013 | 6:33:04 AM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
what were your experiences of the upgrade to windows 8 ?
focu
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focu,
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7/28/2013 | 6:30:26 AM
re: Windows XP's End Of Life: Readers Respond
has anyone tried to upgrade from windows xp to windows 8, using the electronic upgrade, did you succeed ?
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