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PC Gaming will convert quite a few XP users when new games utilize DX 10.1 better.
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post #12 of 67
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
I like XP because I tore it apart with n-lite and applied a crack that got rid of activation/WGA. Otherwise, I'd go back to 2k, like I did for the first 3 years XP was out.

As for embracing the future...I'll embrace the most economical and convienent means to do what I would like to do. Merit and utility trump all.
Why did you use n-lite?? It uses a paltry 6Gb and a little tweaked, it uses about 100mb of ram upon boot. Talk about a lot of work for minimal gain. Any computer thats worth its salt tears through Vista and absolutely laughs at XP even without nlite and vlite...
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I'd use vista if it wasn't such a sissy wimp and would actually WORK on my rig. As it is, I'm not a fan of spending that much coin on an OS. In fact software in general is such a bloated over-priced bunch of garbage. The amount of "development" they put into it is no more than say a Pharma puts into a new drug, and people scream up and down all the time about a Pharma trying to recoup it's development costs in the price of the drug.
    
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I loved Windows 2000, brilliant OS. The only problem was the 25% performance drop in games that I experienced compared to XP.
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post #15 of 67
I dont know but Vista has became alot better since when it came out. Its much faster ans stable. Games might lose a bit of performance but a new PC should strugle at all. Everything looks better in Vista and it makes it more fun
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post #16 of 67
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Originally Posted by d31337 View Post
QFT. I wish people would stop crying and embrace the future. Shows how many people faithfully listen to the media
When the OS does not support some hardware,it's hard to move on to another OS. My scanner does not work with Vista and in order to replace a 11x17 scanner I'll have folk out over $500 "if it's on sale" most large bed scanners are $1000 plus dollars. I'd switch to Vista today if there were better/compatible drivers out there.
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post #17 of 67
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Why did you use n-lite?? It uses a paltry 6Gb and a little tweaked, it uses about 100mb of ram upon boot. Talk about a lot of work for minimal gain. Any computer thats worth its salt tears through Vista and absolutely laughs at XP even without nlite and vlite...
Because I want as little useless garbage on my system as possible, even if I never see it or feel it in day to day use.

I have a vision of perfect OS, and every single "feature" that I do not require to run my handful of favored applications is an abomination to me.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jinja_ninja
I loved Windows 2000, brilliant OS. The only problem was the 25% performance drop in games that I experienced compared to XP.
To this day, I see ZERO performance difference between windows XP and Windows 2000.

They both use identical drivers and have near identical kernels. Fully patched, 2000 should not be any slower, what so ever, when it comes to games.
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post #18 of 67
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The "end" of XP will come when little newly released software is capable of running on it.

Even 2000 is far from dead, it's still a perfectly viable OS for 99% of uses that XP is.

Just because something is dead to MS does not mean it's dead to its users.
I agree. XP is a thing of the past for me (except for on my under powered office PCs), however many people will use it until it's no long viable for their applications.
I think gaming will be the first to transition, then the rest will follow.
As for the people who make a big deal about MS not supporting XP anymore......what do you expect? Welcome to the software industry. Upgrade to the current build or support your own legacy setup.
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As for the people who make a big deal about MS not supporting XP anymore......what do you expect? Welcome to the software industry. Upgrade to the current build or support your own legacy setup.
Yep.

I have no intentions of leaving XP soon, but I do not expect MS to stop their quest for more money on my account.
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Even after they stop support of XP...we are smarter than the MS tech people anyways
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