People using Windows XP should upgrade their systems

Discussion in Software PC & Mac started by mikelouis • Mar 4, 2014.

  1. mikelouis

    mikelouisActive Member

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    I know that people love windows XP but I have the bad news. Its support will end in April so what will happen to those using it? I think it is about time that people simply move on and upgraded to either Win 7 or 8. Without support it means your operating system will be at risk of getting affected by security threats.
     
  2. Denis Hard

    Denis HardWell-Known Member

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    I'll stick with XP to the bitter end. It's not that I don't care much for the security threats and stuff but point is they've never been my worry. If you use "Deep Freeze" technology your worries are totally different. What concerns me though is that soon software developers will stop making programs that can run on XP. But before that happens . . . I'll use my 'lovely' XP.
     
  3. Guru

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    XP was one of my favorite operating systems of all time. I loved its simplicity and all the great features it had. I felt the time was right to move on when Windows 7 came out, and with the lack of security updates coming everyone should move to a newer OS. Hackers will capitalize on security vulnerabilities soon.
     
  4. deathbyprayer

    deathbyprayerActive Member

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    Windows XP is the best OS Microsoft has ever launched, my old laptop is still running Windows XP and it still works fast even though that old laptop is running at only 700MB of usable RAM. But my main concern about it, like Denis Hard said, is the dying software support. Most newer games nowadays don't even run on XP, its that old. And XP has some serious security issues. But one thing I like about it is its size, man If Microsoft can make another OS that is as compact and powerful as XP, I'd be so happy.
     
  5. ohiotom76

    ohiotom76Well-Known Member

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    I never understood why all the Windows XP lovers out there didn't flock over to Windows 7. If you love XP, you would have loved Windows 7 even more - it's by far their best OS, it's even more stable than XP and comes with a lot more user friendly enhancements, and it can handle the most modern browsers. Sadly you can no longer purchase Windows 7 anymore, so if your computer dies now, you're stuck with 8 when you get a new system.

    I don't think you can even run the latest versions of Internet Explorer (or perhaps even Chrome) on Windows XP. Many of Google's services won't run on older versions of IE - they block you out completely. I cannot imagine still running XP these days.
     
  6. ghostwheel

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    Yes, I noticed this recently with my netbook and the risk of infection is too great after support is ended. I have since installed Ubunto to dual boot on it but will transit that netbook fully to linux in due course.

    XP has been a good OS in the past but it's time to move on. My main computer itself is using Vista as well so I need to start thinking about that too.
     
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