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At work we changed everything to 7, along with new quadcore computers. Our server still runs Win Serv 2003 though.
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I need to download XP from MSDNAA... XP is still awesome! Surprisingly my college is all win7 (and OS X). At work it's XP, the local hospital is XP, and my school corp before is XP (and openSUSE).
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Originally Posted by nickbaldwin86 View Post

you are a fool to be on Windows XP
No love for poor ol' XP? tongue.gif
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windows xp is the greatest
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post

Um, not sure what you're getting at. confused.gif
I'm not saying that there haven't been major overhauls in several aspects of the system. The kernels have changed and so have other important things. However, the initial format of Windows 95 to Windows 7 has not changed in typical usage pattern.
In example - the control panel, the start menu, the formatting, the layout, the system settings, literally much of the control panel, etc and so on. Very little in that respect - the part which people use knowingly (this is called ease-of-use) hasn't changed much.
That's why we're still using chkdsk from DOS. (Ok NTFS but still...)
That's why the 'Start' button hasn't moved.
That's why most settings for most things from Windows 95 to Windows 7 haven't changed.
Now, if you want to talk about the changes in NT, the kernel, and other various components of Windows that make it work but don't contribute visually to the user experience, I'm in your camp in that respect. But visually and from a user standpoint, especially one who may be advanced, Windows has not changed much at all since Windows 95.
Now, Windows 3.11 (and all the versions in between) to Windows 95 was majorly overhauled in favor of a simpler user experience instead of technically minded folk.
wink.gif
But you did say that it hasn't changed at its core... "core" could very well be taken as a reference to the internals of the system rather than the placement of the start menu.

(Also, technically, we don't use chkdsk from DOS).
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But you did say that it hasn't changed at its core... "core" could very well be taken as a reference to the internals of the system rather than the placement of the start menu.
(Also, technically, we don't use chkdsk from DOS).

I did - and noticed it after re-reading what I wrote. redface.gif Definitely my mistake. I should have used a different word.
    
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I dunno. Every time I have to work on my dad's XP machine, I end up enjoying the UI quite a bit. Something about that clean, crisp, opaque look that just makes me happy. None of this new "EVERYTHING must have transparency!!" trend.

Plus the obnoxiously persistent fact that W7 gives me a ton more input lag in games with lower framerates than XP did. 30fps went from a little jittery to totally laggy when I switched OSes, and has never gone back.
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LOL. XP. I don't know why but I hated it slightly less than Vista. Outside of that my only windows experiences of joy were 95 and 7. Sadly, Linux when it works out shames windows; which is 98% of the time.
Honestly...anyone on a budget has little excuse to at least not try Linux now. Even though I don't like what's happened with main branch buntu and Mint they're really just as hard as windows now barring some hardware issues. I'm still surprised MS is actually supporting XP as far as 2014! Seriously, that is just sad.

Which is what 50% of the time and if you're running new or unusual hardware forget it.


And when gaming it works what 5% of the time?

I ran Suse, Redhat, Ubuntu, damsmalllinux, and a few other variants. Its just NEVER worked well out of the box. If I had 25 hours a day to write my own drivers for hardware that is not exactly rare then yes. Ubuntu is still to this day listing logitech C300's as a linux approved camera yet it STILL does not work in skype or any other messenger.


I'll keep windows. Like the Mac people say. It just works.



OP: XP is still dominant because of : schools, business, and people are comfortable with it.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamar16 View Post

A little harsh don't yah think....
Various reasons why many people are still on it.
A key reason is $$$,

He's right, people still using XP are indeed fools. I laugh at the people in this thread trying to defend it.
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My school seems to update a little too often. The Mac half of the library is all iMacs running OS X Lion; since it had just released at the beginning of last semester, I wouldn't be surprised if 20% of our computers were down on any given day. You're supposed to wait a few months until after they fix all the bugs, Mr. Administrator.
The rest of the school is mostly Windows 7 though. The only Win XP computers I can think of are in our language lab, which is basically a collection of ancient proprietary software they have never bothered to update.

This is the truth with most of the organisations.
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Yeah, we've been on XP for the longest time, skipping over Vista entirely. All of our computers that we bought a couple years ago had the option to either install XP or Windows 7on them. For the most part, we decided on XP until Microsoft stopped producing the OS. We've got about 1/2 the company running 7 right now with the rest being replaced by me in the coming months. We've even got our server updated this past year to Windows Server 2011 along with a new system cause we ran out of licences for 2003 and our server needed a hardware upgrade anyway. Although for our next server upgrade, I'm building one for them. Spending way over $10K on a single-CPU Xeon HP system just about knocked me over when I saw the price. They wanted $100 for a DVD drive, something like $300 for the RAM (I did force them to throw in 8GB of RAM cause they wanted us to have 4GB.) Glad that we're only doing that once every 5-7 years...
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