Happy Birthday XP!

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by WindowsXPforever, Oct 25, 2018.

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    WindowsXPforever

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    17 years the best OS was released by Microsoft,that is the father for consumer versions of NT.The OS that is (and still is) a soo good and still one of the best OS made by Microsoft..
    Happy Birthday XP!
    I hope when XP will be 20 years old we will still use it! LEGENDS NEVER DIE.
    ~WindowsXPforever
     
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    I will definitely still be using it in 2021, without question! Happy birthday, indeed!
     
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    I would say 'the best', if you don't mind :cool:
     
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    Dont worry.I like when people say XP is the best :cool:
     
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    The only OS that comes close is Windows 2000, but XP improved on it! I still love the 9x series too, even though it is a bit unstable.
     
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    Do many people still use 2000? How about security and suitable browsers for it? I might like to have a go at it.

    I remember people using it some years back and I noticed its speed and simplicity.
     
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    2000 is very good, but in my experiences there's only a hair's breadth of difference between it and XP--under the hood it's quite similar (and XP is much easier to configure). 2000 is not a bad choice at all, but XP offers more convenience.
     
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    I have not used a lot of other versions, besides my xp machine, I also have a 7 machine, its just more complicated for no reason, it has a couple of options xp does not,
    that i like
    but over all, it is just more of a complicated submarine to drive, so the trade off is worthless for me.

    Most people never even look for or have the time to understand themselves, why waste time with a more time consuming machine, humans waste too much time already.

    Unless something is making me a better person
    its questionable to go near it.
     
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    I agree with your thinking, Jim. That's why I always try to run XP on XP-era hardware...in general, something like a Pentium 4 will perform better with XP than newer processors, because XP was designed to take full advantage of what the P4 can do (and is not optimized for newer processors in the same sort of way).
     
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    Nearly of drinking age, and of driving age here in the UK :D
    Cheers XP for being the best OS ever made... ^^

    And also: for W2K, try K-Meleon 74 on Goanna 2.2, should be best browser for it at this point - and it
    doesn't need KernelEX to run either.

    @jim davis Windows 7 is bad now, because of the spy patches etc. - it uses the same amount of resources as W10 now, and it's hard to avoid them as they embed the spying into crucial security updates now
     
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    All things considered it probably is the best browser if you want a good set of built-in options. K-Meleon gives you a lot out of the box. With KernelEX, you can run Firefox up to version 52.9.1ESR, but of course that is going to be significantly slower than K-Meleon.

    Was your birthday recently, or is it coming up? Best wishes, my (new) friend!
     
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    Yes, it was. (21/9/2001)
    I was born just over a month before the RTM was released to consumers. And yeah, I've also had a few accounts here and there.

    Rocking XP on a Compaq Mini CQ10-101SA and soon 64-bit edition on a Packard Bell iMedia from 2008
     
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    Thanks Microsoft >->
     
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    Every day, I get another reason to stay away from Windows 7...it is almost 1:1 to Win10 now. If you use an older ISO for Windows 7 and keep "Windows Update" turned off, it's almost as good as Windows XP (but of course still lacking in several crucial areas).
     
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    Windows 7 before spying patches=good
    Windows 7 after spying patches=bad its windows 10
     
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    e.g. being bad performance on netbooks comapred to XP, in fact I blame W7 Starter for killing the netbook tbh
     
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    Amen to that. XP is the last version of Windows that really performs well on netbooks...newer ones are dog-slow, even on brand-new hardware.
     
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    will be back in a while, it's nice talking to you :)

    and yeah. Linux doesn't run as well as XP, and most modern distros dropped 32bit now, so XP is pretty much the way to go on them now

    especially as the gma950 doesnt support opengl 2
     
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    I'll be back in a bit myself--it was very good to meet you! Thank you!
     
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    :D you're welcome!
     
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