Windows XP to stoping being Sold June 30

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Matt, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP#Support_lifecycle

    Well, looks like it's time to upgrade to Vista. I think Vista has matured to the point that it is very usable, and we need to face it, XP is outdated and less secure than Vista, plus has a lot of less features.
     
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    Yeah I bet that's BS. The majority of people are using Windows XP. And besides, 95 was supported for 5 years +.
     
  3. Kyle

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    I won't be migrating to Vista.
    My XP is plenty secure, and I transfer too many files for it to be worthwhile.
    Damn Vista Explorer! lol
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Senior Member

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    Well, XP will be supported till 2013 I think, but they will stop selling it by then. So XP users can go along as normal till 2013, just that you can't buy a new copy of XP past June 30.

    Anyway, file transfer seems fine in Vista to me, so if that was a bug, it's been fixed.
     
  5. Kyle

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    It breaks on big files, and sometimes looses the files.
    It still occurs on my Vista SP1 install on my Laptop.
    I handle a lot of HD Movies, so it's quite common to see 2 GB+ files on all my PCs.
     
  6. Chaoswarrior

    Chaoswarrior New Member

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    heh, i think this will either make Vista more popular,or it will be a major wind in the back on mac/linux sales...
    might be risky...
     
  7. Matt

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    I don't think that many people will switch to Macs or linux. Neither of them work with a lot of the software that people use. For example, I use a program called AnvilStudio, and I can't find an alternative for it for macs or linux that is free. WLM, they have it for macs, but it's not as good as the one in windows.
     
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  8. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Yeah, but they could run XP in a VM.
     
  9. Matt

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    Yeah, but they won't be able to purchase XP, so, yeah...
     
  10. Vista is really suck security
     

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