Facing the music you say? Well yes, I am listening to music with my XP computer. Something the 7 computer it replaced was incapable of doing.
I am currently using XP. My computer didn't suffer any ill effects on or since April 8th. For that matter, I have never experienced any problems with this computer since I bought it last May. Since the title of the article mentioned music, I feel obliged to say that the sound quality on my Windows XP computer is excellent. The sound quality on the Windows 7 laptop that I replaced when I bought my XP computer was absolutely horrendous. It ran very slowly too. I had similar problems with every other computer I've ever had that ran a post-XP operating system. They also tended to crash just a few months after being purchased. People kept telling me that it wasn't the operating system that was the problem. It was a mechanical problem, or the sound card, or a virus, or this or that or whatever, but it couldn't possibly be the operating system. I ignored them and switched back to XP, and all those problems went away immediately. Was it the operating system or did Microsoft start using really cheap parts with its newer computers? I don't know, but regardless the result is the same, and I'm sticking with the kind of computer that experience has shown works. If and when my XP computer does crash, I'll simply buy another one. I checked a few days ago and there are still at least two vendors selling brand new XP computers. Granted they cost several thousand dollars, but to get a quality computer (which by definition means avoiding 7 and 8), it's absolutely worth it.