aww got to rejoice and boot my xp the final time today :( u will be missed
shame to see it come to a end and im sure it will live on in history
Yeah probably someone will look at the brighter things of this fantastic OS and make XP 2.0 :D
Way easy to get hack using it look at card readers like target
"Prepare For Immediate Vulnerability" really?!
It's been around since 1999/2000 if they haven't found all the vulnerabilities by now they never will. This is just a lot of hype to scare old folks into buying new computers.
Never liked that "toy" look anyways. Windows 8.1 is the best windows ever. Just use something that returns the start menu.
Issue isn't that the vulnerabilities haven't been found, it's that people are hoarding exploits. There's been dearth of vulnerability patches as of late, which is more likely fewer being reported than fewer existing. You can expect that 4/9 will see a host of new malware being released, and even more in the months to come. A single vulnerability is easy to protect against even with post execution mitigation, multiple vulnerabilities are a bit more problematic.
i heard that a few companies are paying MS to continue support (privately) for a while long while they upgrade.....
.... really?? you STILL arent upgraded? lol its 2014!!!
LOL true that
except over here in the uk where the british govermentt have paid microsoft Â£5.5 million to continue support for a few years more...seeing as all of our ATMs run xp, lol
Long live Windows XP.
I installed you as my first operating system in third grade...
XP was pretty great. But ive moved on. I had vista for a short while then moved to 7 and now im on 8 but i am still procrastinating going to 8.1.
I'd say everything is vulnerable once connected to a network. And to those holding off from upgrading if you are smart about using the computer you should be OK. of course the more time goes by the more features that newer operating systems add might eventually get you to upgrade your computer. I would say get a new system instead of updating the OS on the old one as most hardware running XP probably can't hack a newer OS unless you decide to go with a lighter linux distro.
Windows 7 is a million times better than XP, I see no reason why xp shouldn't be phased out. I know it's still around for business legacy devices though...I work with them a lot. I imagine someone that has a million dollar equipment attached to a console running XP..it's kind of hard to upgrade that.
I have windows 8 at home, it's "okay" but not great. I only use it for the better performance. I hate it for dual screen usage. The control panel bar is a nightmare trying to grab it on a dual screen.
Hopefully Windows 9 will be better, that's what I'm waiting out for. Either Windows 9 or if if the Steam OS get's a little more feature rich, I'll throw a VM with Windows 7 on it then I will be golden.
I can understand the people that held off on Windows 8 all together, but why hold off on 8.1? It's changes are subtle but for the better and the soon to be released update is even better than that! Trust Me ;-)
I remember how excited I was with the Beta of Windows XP! This is a sad day for those of us with fond memories of Windows XP! I've installed and re-installed it countless times at a repair shop.
The Dream Out of a Box! :) Rejoice its Last day with us
I've heard of horror stories when updating to 8.1... while the odds are probably pretty slim of anything bad happening now... I just don't have to time to deal with it, if something does come up :-P
I do remember that I used Windows xp for about 9 years. It was so easy to use and learn. Until about almost 4 years ago I did move to new Windows 7. I want to say, Good bye to good old friend, Windows XP.
Good Riddance to bad rubbish.. XP should have died sooner....I love win 7 and 8 and 8.1 looking forward to 9.....
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