Wow! What's Happened Here?

Discussion in 'Announcements, Suggestions and Feedback' started by Jody Thornton, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Jody Thornton

    XPsp2eeePC

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    VirtualBox works perfect on my XPsp2! So I can play with Linux (if I want; it's like a fun crossword-puzzle to me:p)

    My 1st post here is/was IN re:wannacry didn't hit XP thread.
    I wonder IF I'll get "Welcome"d or insulted (my LQthin-skin) here [? tbd lol]

    My choice to not spend US$99+ on better-than-my-2008netbook
    is as far as I'd want to go in political/religion discussion:p
     
    XPsp2eeePC, May 24, 2017
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    WINDOWS 10 IS A SIN!!! A SIN, I SAY!!!
    REPENT OR FACE THE DIRE CONSEQUENCES!
    Oh. I see what you mean, now.
     
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    this private forum which is not owned by microsoft?
     
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    What? Stop using XP? Surely you jest. XP will likely be on my main box until the day I die. I do use Windows 98, 2000, 7, 10, and Linux as needed (over VNC or as a virtual machine) from my XP box. I even have a Window 3.11 and DOS PC I occasionally use to keep some hardware running (old hardware I designed around the early PIC microcontrollers, which need reflashing every 20 or so years due to eprom bitrot).
     
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    trimis

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    I would think it more likely due to two reasons. Firstly, too many people seem unable or unwilling to properly use Google, and so never find their way here. Secondly, this forum has competition from other forums, and these other forums seem to be winning...at least so far as activity and new members go.

    According to Google there are plenty of XP users around:
    http://www.businessinsider.com/windows-xp-third-most-popular-operating-system-in-the-world-2017-5
    https://mygaming.co.za/news/pc/116211-this-is-how-many-people-are-still-using-windows-xp.html
     
    trimis, Jan 23, 2018
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    Jody Thornton

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    Well I use XP as a music player box, just to play podcasts and music over an FM transmitter, but it's not at all connected to the Internet. After you use Windows 7 and 8 on newer hardware (I admit I hate Windows 10), you get used to newer systems, and XP becomes a tad long in the tooth.
     
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    trimis

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    It would appear the Reds don't agree with you about that "purposeful future":
    https://qz.com/505383/a-first-look-...stem-the-government-wants-to-replace-windows/
    https://www.theverge.com/2015/9/25/9396769/china-NeoKylin-operating-system
    Sounds like they are in it for the long haul. Poor Microsoft. Just when they thought XP was dead, mean ole XI Jinping turns resurrectionist.
     
    trimis, Jan 24, 2018
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