Why do you still use XP?

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    Hunter2021

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    Actually, you can tell. I'm using a 720p wall projector and my eyes can see the glaring difference between 1080p and 4K (both downscaled to 720p by the projector). Way to describe it, 1080p videos look like lossy JPEG compressed pictures, whereas 4K is closer to the lossless PNG picture format.
     
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    cleverscreenname

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    Oh, I bet I could see it too, with a wall projector! I hadn't even thought about those.
    I hear you, about the difference between JPG and PNG, as I usually save screenshots in PNG. I still wonder if it's a matter of lower compression on 4K source vs 1080p source. Even OTA and cable companies use significant compression... maybe BluRay is the highest source quality available?
     
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    xperceniol

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    Ah, yes, note to self to remember to save screen shots as PNG rather then JPeg. Thanks! :)
     
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    WindowsXPforLife

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    Simply increase viewing distance.
     
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    1. Old PC.
    2. In most cases video games shows higher FPS than in Windows 7 or Windows 10.
    3. Older video games that works without problems in Windows XP.
    4. EAX & A3D sound in video games.
    5. Windows XP has better GUI than Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 or Windows 11.
    6. GUI in Windows XP works faster than in never versions of Windows.
    7. From time to time I am writing some programs & I want to be sure that they are fully compatible with Windows XP.
     
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    Hunter2021

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    This is true. Unreal Tournament GOTY ('99) has more than twice the fps on XP than Win7. BUT XP is not without its disadvantages:

    1. Nintendo emulators like Project64 don't display the correct aspect ratio in XP, only in Win7.

    2. Certain XP-era games are actually buggy on XP. One of my favorite games is Sacrifice by Shiny/Interplay released in 2000. This game's audio does not work properly in XP. Have to go on Win7 to tame the volume.
     
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    xperceniol

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    can you even download it anymore? I tried and I keep having to hit resume because it won't stick or the server times out too quickly. I'm trying to get Version 20.9 from:
    https://cdimage.deepin.com/releases/
    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks :)
     
    xperceniol, Jan 2, 2024
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    Hunter2021

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    It's better to download deepin thru a torrent client. The torrent file can be found here along with checksums:

    https://www.deepin.org/en/download/
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    cleverscreenname

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    On XP I have used NES emulators Fce Ultra (my 1st preference), Jnes, Nestcl95, Nester, and RockNesx... haven't had a display problem with any of them.
     
    cleverscreenname, Jan 13, 2024
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    Hunter2021

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    Those are 2-D emulators. When requiring to invoke Direct3D for 3D N64 games, Project64 simply does NOT display the correct aspect ratio in WinXP in full screen mode.
     
    Hunter2021, Jan 17, 2024
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    cleverscreenname

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    OH! I forgot Nintendo made a N64. I've never seen or touched one. So when I saw Nintendo, my mind jumped to NES or SNES
     
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    I tried MX-23.1 x-64.
    Took 15-20 min to change rez (from highest possible) to 16-9,as in 1600-900, not possible! One 16-9 choice,1920x1080. (as installed, rez was set as the highest possible rez with ACER monitor ) To get something I could see & read. Another 10-15 minutes to figure out how to change mouse to Left Handed. Has this HUGE 'day/date/time I dont like, have NOT figured that one, yet. etc. etc. etc.

    edit:
    I have deepin desktop(?), I wont spend too much more time with mx-23 before tryin' deepin, , ,
     
    cornemuse, Jan 18, 2024
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    xperceniol

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    I will give deepin a try over the weekend, too.
     
    xperceniol, Jan 20, 2024
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    cleverscreenname

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    I've only used MXLinux 21, and resolution is easy, but I wish I knew where to change mouse-scroll-wheel from 3 lines to one whole page.
     
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    It looks like just today MX Linux 23.2 was released so perhaps it will be better but I'm still wondering why i can not access my hard drive files using it. Sorry, trying to remember, it was saying something along the lines ... need authentication or something and I didn't have permission. Other then that, it was nice looking and I got online with no trouble.
     
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