This is why XP rules!

Discussion in 'Windows XP General Discussion' started by eatup, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. eatup


    Aug 4, 2014
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    That little fancy moving graphical system resource usage (ie. improved Task Manager) you find in Wndows 8.1... Ditto, via procexp sysinternals tool.

    Except for the ability to mount vhd files, native vhd booting, bass boost and sim surround, there are little of anything else you find in the latest OS (Win10) that you can't find in XP and that includes:

    1. Virtual desktops (via desktops sysinternals tool)
    2. DirectX 10/11 (backports)
    3. DirectX 12 (lol, the only reason to keep XP is to play oldie 3D games. If you gonna go for DirectX 12, might as well buy a gaming console and become a REAL gamer, since most games are published for the consoles!)
    4. Ability to play x/h.265 videos (via MPC-HC)
    5. Native MKV/FLAC support (via MPC-HC)
    6. Ability to mount ISOs (via Alcohol 120%)
    7. etc.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2016
    eatup, Jun 4, 2016
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  2. eatup

    Touko White

    Jun 4, 2016
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    I know, XP is still widely supported by the free/libre software community, even after 2014, it's so nice to see that it is being loved by those people.

    Plus some of the best games for PC were designed for Windows XP in mind.

    Windows 10 does have its ups but as you say, Windows XP can still do mostly everything you need today. Just a thought for the day for everyone, I wonder how Neptune would have turned out if it was actually released, though? We'd never have had XP, sadly...
    Touko White, Jun 4, 2016
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