Is Windows XP Obsolete?

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Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by BoxDJ » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:05 am

Are people trying to phase out Windows XP? Do you think XP is almost gone? I'm still using XP on my desktop but on my laptop I have Windows 7. XP has been around for a very long time now and I know there are a lot of users still out there.

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by crofter » Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:35 am

My new computer has Win 7 but my laptop and old desktop both have XP and will continue to do so until they die, still a very useful OS.
Core2 quad q660, 4gig ram, Win 7 home premium SP1.
P4 2.8 ghz, Gigabyte GA- 81E2004P, 1.5 gig ram,XP Home, SP3.
dual core pentium laptop 2 gig ram Win 8.
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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by Bagatell » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:15 am

My soundcard dosn't work with W7 so I'm sticking with XP for music and Ubuntu for the internet.

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by ollyb303 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:21 am

I use 7 for work (I'm a .net developer) and it's lovely, but for audio I'm sticking with XP. Rock solid.
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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by chris vine » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:29 pm

Yes, same here. My laptop is running fine with XP - not broke, not going to fix it.

When I upgrade to a new machine, (next year?), I assume it will have Win 7 pre installed.

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by FrankieP » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:22 pm

Audio DAW - XP
My laptop - XP
Wife's laptop - XP
family room HTPC - XP (MCE2005)
Theater Room HTPC - XP (MCE2005)
kids computer in playroom - XP

Aside from the kid's computer (built out of old leftover parts) and the 2 laptops, all other computers had not been updated and left untweaked because they run fine for it's specific needs and are rock stable. I will not touch the WindowsME-like Vista. Windows 7? I'll probably go Mac based by then.

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by Hermanus » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:07 pm

My fca202 from behringer only works on Xp, can't even install bugged drivers on win7

Hopefully it's driver free for mac users... one day I'll have a macbook but saving money for it :lol:

So No! Xp is not obsolete... why changing when it runs fine

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by drako » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:33 pm

i love xp

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by Migra » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:19 pm

XP has become the Eternal eXPerience! :roll:
There will be Windows 8.. Windows 9.. Windows 10... OS XI .. OS XII .. OS XIII and so on and so forth... and guess what? everyone will still be loving XP :lol:
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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by 3dot... » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:04 pm

yes.
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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by Hermanus » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:05 pm

Role Game Players always love Xp :mrgreen:

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by djsynchro » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:45 pm

Live is not a 64 bit application yet, UAD drivers still messy so I am waiting. The ONLY reason I want to go Windows 7 is to be able to use more RAM, 2GB is becoming pathetic fast (2GB doesn't work well with UAD cards, they sit in the same addressing space).

That's all. I'll wait.

Oh yeah W7 is FUGLY but so is XP

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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by ollyb303 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:05 pm

Version
Windows XP

Limit in 32-bit Windows: 4 GB


Limit in 64-bit Windows: 128 GB
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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by H20nly » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:06 am

XP isn't obsolete yet, and won't be for some time, but when it is, it will be more out of Microsoft's own efforts than because of disgruntled users.

Take the new hard drive sectors for example... Microsoft will probably lead the march on making that happen:

http://www.pcmech.com/article/4k-sector ... re-coming/ <-- dunno about this site, but the article illustrates the point.

don't expect a work around out of Redmond.
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Re: Is Windows XP Obsolete?

Post by Hermanus » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:49 pm

Agree with you H20nly, the main reason that pushes users to upgrade.
this remember me the day I discovered my soundblaster was not broken.
I have installed it on my newer motherboard and it was really bad recognized.
Several months later, I replugged it in a rebuilt pc I did with my previous motherboard and the old parts___ directly recognized, installed and working.
If you intend on sticking with XP, 2000, an older Mac or a pre-2009 Linux kernel for a few more years, it’s in your best interest to buy a few spare HDDs now.
I know what to do :lol:

ollyb303 wrote:Version
Windows XP

Limit in 32-bit Windows: 4 GB
On xp 32bits, limit raised at 3Gb max!

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