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It really shouldn't be a big issue, but as usual it will be.
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Who's dwelling other than you?

You, for starters.
     
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The vast majority of those systems are not connected to the internet, so security vulnerabilities don't matter.

Oh I know. But some companies use software that only work on older OS'. Like at my work for example, So for them to upgrade wouldn't really help them but most likely cause problems. If it works fine and all, I say don't bother touching it.
    
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I don't understand why this is. Are you guys not willing to pay $5 or whatever the start menu programs cost so much that you will switch to another laptop? Outside of the start menu controversy, I can't think of a single reason to use 7 instead.

I also don't understand the love for metro with tablets tongue.gif. I exclusively use desktop mode on both my tablet and desktop.

Not unwilling to add programs, but the whole windows 8 experience is great for touch devices, but not so much for traditional mouse and keyboard setup's. Yes it will take some time to get used to, but for productivity reasons I use my ASUS more. I do think once I get more familiar with the OS I will use it more, but taking the time to learn the new features and quirks is not something I can do right now.

On my tablet I only use certain features (my most used program is ECM Spy to tune my motorcycle), and media player to run a jukebox program.
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Once I got used to the Windows 8 interface, I found it as easy to use, if not a slightly slicker experience. I like that just pressing the Windows key brings up a screen with my favourite apps pinned to it. No more going through the start menu, nothing. Press a button, find your app and off you go.

Windows 8 debate aside, it was inevitable that MS would drop support for Windows XP. So, if you have software that you just cant change or don't want to change, then I guess it's time for a new PC and virtual box.

yeah a fullscreen menu with giant icons=more space=less efficient for mouse use.

no to mention by default switching to metro apps for some things ie pdfs. it's ok as a game launcher, nothing else. i can't imagine doing productivity stuff with something with as many quirks as this
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Boy, oh boy. This thread is amazing.
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Isn't this blackmail which is very illegal?

I hope the people still using XP move onto Linux so MS doesn't get their money.
    
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Isn't this blackmail which is very illegal?

I hope the people still using XP move onto Linux so MS doesn't get their money.
Read.
The.
Article.

ESPECIALLY since the OP states that the title is clickbait...
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Isn't this blackmail which is very illegal?
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"The very first month that Microsoft releases security updates for supported versions of Windows, attackers will reverse engineer those updates, find the vulnerabilities and test Windows XP to see if it shares those vulnerabilities,"

It is not blackmail. It is a fact. THe same thing happens whenever an OS goes out of support. The malicious entities test old systems for the errors corrected in newer OSes.
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I hope the people still using XP move onto Linux so MS doesn't get their money.
Well, that is always an option, along with BSD and Solaris (and likely many more). You are forgetting though that microsoft got their money when the user bought windows XP. They are not going to care if you upgrade or not. TO a multi-billion dollar company, the $100 is pocket change. Loosing that one or 2 users profit would be like a penny falling down the drain. Would you care to disassemble the plumbing to save a single penny?
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Yes apparently I did after I reread your post. I apologize.


I will make another counter-point then! Right MEOW! Most of these small companies could not begin to afford the cost of such a subscription service for legacy equipment and software. It's still a rock and a hard place and they might as well upgrade. Microsoft would HAVE To charge an arm and a leg to remain profitable. Enterprise + Windows is their super cash cow. Consumer + Windows is just a bonus.

Maybe Microsoft should spin that business off as a "side business" to cover all the bases... Just a thought.

BTW.. Microsoft already charges an arm and a leg for their product.... and I like keeping my appendages currently. smile.gif
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