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I found this very reasonable, and the risk of using Windows 7 is much higher than using XP since 12 years of debugging with XP is definitely much more prefect than a new OS windows 7 that is so new that you don't even know how many bugs in it then hackers can keep discovering new holes and use those before another 12 years of Microsoft debugging. Here you are:

Robert Pepe wants to know if XP will still be safe after Microsoft ends support in 2014.

XP will probably be safe for a long time after Microsoft stops issuing security updates.

First of all, it will have had more than 12 years of updates and security patches by then. That will almost certainly make it more secure and stable than whatever version of Windows is the current new thing.

And remember that malware changes faster than operating systems. The threats you'll have to worry about in 2014 (when Microsoft discontinues XP support) won't be written to take advantage of holes in an outdated, obsolete operating system that few people are still using.

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We know you like XP.... and don't understand OS development.

The obviously flaws in your analysis....
1) Lessons learned from XP carried over into Windows 7. Those lessons can be properly implemented rather than hacked together.
2) Why aren't you running MS-DOS then? You will definitely be threat-free running an outdated, obsolete OS.


Basically, your whole argument is baseless. Even hackers and software researchers realize that Windows 7 is more secure than XP.
Edited by DuckieHo - 1/12/11 at 12:08am
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stop trolling Op.

Get off OCN.
    
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We know you like XP.... and don't understand OS development.

The obviously flaws in your analysis....
1) Lessons learned from XP carried over into Windows 7. Those lessons can be properly implemented rather than hacked together.
2) Why aren't you running MS-DOS then? You will definitely be threat-free running an outdated, obsolete OS.
So why there were bug in XP with so much Dos experience? LOL
    
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Okay, look. I know you love XP, and you're not, as they say, the smartest person in the world.

But XP is NOT more safe because it's been out there longer.
Windows 7 takes all of that safety and then on top of that, is a new OS, which means that like Mac OS, there are less viruses out for it.

And who cares about safety anyway?
If you re-install Windows every 6 months viruses are no longer relevant to you.
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I dislike you j2ee. Despite having only ~100 posts on this forum, I've read a lot more, and any thread that you seem to make seems to have a storm brewing up because you refuse to accept that some people like Windows 7 and that Windows 7 has become the norm. If you like XP, use XP. Don't go shoving it in people's face that you think it's better than everything else, otherwise you'll seem to be a mirror image of Apple users. Or at least that's my general view of some of them.
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So why there were bug in XP with so much Dos experience? LOL
Because DOS is 20 years old and XP is 10 years old.

DOS was under 5MB while XP was 500MB.

...DOS didn't even have to deal with the Internet.



Seriously, what is your background in software? You are illogical and biased about software! It's SOFTWARE.... just read the documentation and use it.
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Because DOS is 20 years old and XP is 10 years old.

DOS was under 5MB while XP was 500MB.

...DOS didn't even have to deal with the Internet.



Seriously, what is your background in software? You are illogical and biased about software! It's SOFTWARE.... just read the documentation and use it.
I don't know how you keep so calm.
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i wanna find op Take him down and potato sack him in the mouth!
    
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