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post #141 of 157
LOL that kiddie be RAGING.

If you like XP thats fine, dont get all bent out of shape. Use whatever your are comfortable with and works. But I disagree with the arguement that it's more secure due to its many years of usage. They are still finding and patching bugs all the time. I would argue the security model in Vista/Win7 is better especially when it comes to granting permissions to 3rd party software.
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Sweet, they must be cleaning him out right now, when you try to view more posts by him it just says "maintenance"
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post #143 of 157
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Sweet, they must be cleaning him out right now, when you try to view more posts by him it just says "maintenance"
Try hitting "today's posts"...
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post #144 of 157
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Originally Posted by SniperXX View Post
All aboard the trollercoaster..

Yeah XP is soo safe... 1 word rootkits!
1 Word Backup!



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To the OP J2 something..

XP's security is not only horrible with all the patches, anyone could kick in your front door, check out all your files, and when they are done data mining you, proceed to encrypt your drives and leave you a polite message of "Have a nice day idiot."

Then again, they can do that on Windows 7 too, that is, if you DON'T use the "User Account Controls" and use a Standard Account, rather than an Administrator account. But then, there is software out there that makes XP A LOT more secure too, but even with all of the security software on the market for XP, it's still weak at best..

I'll iterate my point I made to one comment above, IF you backup your computer regularly (specifically imaging the hard drive), unless a virus or malware completely ruins your hardware (very possible), you have nothing to fear using XP, however...

There are 3 things which you will be missing out on by using XP..

1) Newer Hardware Support (Including a HUGE driver base that is found in Windows 7 which makes hardware truly plug and play)
(In Windows XP hardware is Plug and Pray, for XP will most likely NOT have the driver for it, and the hardware wizard SUCKS!) This is not limited to just Plug & Play, unless you have a 64 Bit edition of XP, you will be limited to 2 GB of RAM, which pretty much sucks..

2) A better Graphical User Interface (GUI) Design, let's face it XP looks & IS OLD! (Too old) Windows Vista & 7 look awesome!

3) Support (Some versions of XP & even Vista SP1 both officially lost support by Microsoft here recently, I read this on MS's very own web page.)

Now, if you must be an advocate for XP and live in the past, then I suppose you could be content with a lower end processor, and compute well indo the new decade w/o MS Support nor the ability to use many of the newer Softwares / Games designed specifically for newer technology which is NOT supported by XP. Then again, if you really want to get real with yourself, you could admit you were dead wrong and go spend money on a REAL operating system and possibly even a real computer, if you can afford one that is.. Personally I think your a broke bloke who doesn't know the first thing about Software / Operating Systems, nor hardware, please don't lecture us why you think XP rocks, it sucks always has, always will..

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After reading your flame about admins and us at OC, ok fine, I guess I've wasted this post on some anonymous loser, sorry guys, maybe someone will read this and go "oh" I didn't know that, but after seeing some troll rant and rave, I suppose we can all learn something here, don't be a troll..
Edited by _GTech - 1/12/11 at 7:01am
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post #145 of 157
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Sweet, they must be cleaning him out right now, when you try to view more posts by him it just says "maintenance"
Nah, it's been happening for a couple days when I try to view my own post. So don't get your hopes up yet.
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post #146 of 157
Moronic OP meets the Wrath of the Mods.

I like how his last post involved giant font, racial slur in red/bold, and improper english in ALL his posts. This guy has the mind set of a 8 year old that when he is cornered and can't argue anymore, he just screams and swears. I am thoroughly surprised that mods haven't swung the hammer on this guy yet or in any of his previous threads. I saw this coming a mile away in his first XP > W7 thread.

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post #147 of 157
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Moronic OP meets the Wrath of the Mods.

I like how his last post involved giant font, racial slur in red/bold, and improper english in ALL his posts. This guy has the mind set of a 8 year old that when he is cornered and can't argue anymore, he just screams and swears. I am thoroughly surprised that mods haven't swung the hammer on this guy yet or in any of his previous threads. I saw this coming a mile away in his first XP > W7 thread.

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Wowza. This thread is impressive. I think the PO could use a few beers though.
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post #148 of 157
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1 Word Backup!

How would backups solve rootkits?
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post #149 of 157
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HO yeah exactly it is software! Windows 7 is not like a advanced mode of XP, it kind of a new project. Windows XP itself has been debugged for 12 years, win 7 just couple bugs and combine with new hardware like i7 with totally new architecture, why don't you expect there are so many new possible ways to hack it no matter through the software or hardware bugs? They release the windows base on money purpose, not how safe it is, they know they send the products out then use real examples to debug it more. That's also why a serious thing should be using linux instead of windows as well.
Blah blah blah. Saying XP is safer than 7 is like saying games run better on Mac OS X than on Windows.

I take it you still run IE6 also?

And if you care for security that much, you should probably get rid of XP in the first place and install some Linux distro.
Or try to develop common sense. That usually keeps people safe as well.
Edited by Radeon915 - 1/12/11 at 6:54am
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Wowza. This thread is impressive. I think the PO could use a few beers though.
PO?

Also, you're not a very good troll j2ee, I give you a 2 out of 10. Just can't keep it together when it counts and the illusion of a subpar troll just hits rock bottom.
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