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Schools.

My entire school district is on Windows XP, even when they buy brand new computers, they put XP on them.

The guys that made XP should be put to work again.
Best OS they have made ever.

Even now feels new. smile.gif
   
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Windows 8 is a good OS AFTER you get rid of the damn Metro UI.
 
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upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8 is useless for desktop , the difference will be little. I may buy cheap laptob with touch screen to try it out
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The guys that made XP should be put to work again.
Best OS they have made ever.

Even now feels new. smile.gif
Ew no, maybe back when it came out but 7, and even 8 are loads better.

I just got a new corporate laptop, with a win 7 sticker on it, it has XP. I was sad. Especially since my primary company is pretty up to date, we were on Vista, then 7. Not sure what the plan is for 8.
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So, 40% of the people who have bought Win 8 aren't using it. What a shock rolleyes.gif
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The guys that made XP should be put to work again.
Best OS they have made ever.

Even now feels new. smile.gif

Enjoy your sub par thread scheduler and other security flaws which will no longer be patched.

There's a reason why Win XP is no longer being recommended for newer games but I doubt you'd understand it.
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Enjoy your sub par thread scheduler and other security flaws which will no longer be patched.

Somehow I feel updating the thread scheduler and some security updates would be easier than getting Windows 8 to run smoothly on a Pentium 4 with 256 MB of RAM. Not everyone wants to upgrade their dated hardware just so their icons get way larger and have muted colors. As long as you're not an idiot, XP works and works very well on just about any hardware from the last 15 years.
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[quote name="Liranan" url="/t/1390427/bgr-despite-100-million-licenses-sold-windows-8-install-base-estimated-at-59-
Enjoy your sub par thread scheduler and other security flaws which will no longer be patched.

There's a reason why Win XP is no longer being recommended for newer games but I doubt you'd understand it.[/quote]


The CPU scheduler is good enough to run even actual CPU-s.
In DX 9 games i get same scores as in W7 with FM2 AMD APU-s if not bigger.
The lack of support from Microsoft is something else ,but this fact alone DOES NOT DENY the greatness of XP.
If OpenGL would be more used it would work no doubt ,as long as drivers would receive updates.

Yes some games may not be able to run DX 9 due to forced causes ,see COD titles for example.

Anyway if i am in the mood to play BF 2 be sure i will install it under XP to have the full sound experience.
Nobody can stop you to use XP along the others ,it s a choice .

Yes ,i usually i am not able to understand ,but you do for both of us so it should be ok..
   
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