The Final Countdown - Windows XP end of support popup...

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#1 Posted by angeldeb82 (1043 posts) -

...starts tomorrow!

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/03/07/the-final-countdown-windows-xp-end-of-support-popup-starts-tomorrow/

Lucky for me and my parents: we all moved on to Windows 7 and Windows 8. :)

#2 Edited by Smashbrossive50 (2884 posts) -

Life goes on,even for technologies,this OS has shaped and introduced me to computer usage,looks like we have to play the last of the 3D Pinballs,minesweepers, and those card games,farewell old friend.

#3 Posted by Master_Live (14774 posts) -

I salute you Windows XP, the Greatest of All Time.

#4 Posted by bowchicka07 (1075 posts) -

We got 7 now.... no use for XP anymore. That OS was great for it's time and I agree with Master that it was GOAT but I'm actually very satisfied with Windows 7.

I wonder if this means they will start scrapping it from A+ certifications and etc.

#5 Posted by Master_Live (14774 posts) -

Yeah, Windows 7 is a worthy successor, all my computers run it and will run it until Windows 9 comes along or something more suitable appears.

#6 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16307 posts) -

@Smashbrossive50: I copied the pinball folder from XP to later Windows versions. Runs fine on Win Vista, Win 7 and Win 8.1.

#7 Posted by ferrari2001 (16961 posts) -

I haven't used XP since 2008. It was good for the early 2000's but it's definitely not up to par with modern day operating systems. I won't miss it.

#8 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16307 posts) -

I have Win 8.1, Win7, Win Vista, and Win XP running on separate desktop PCs and laptops in my den. I figured I'd hold on to XP for a little bit longer.

I'm tinkering with adding two more (older) PCs and run Windows 2000 and Windows 98SE just for the heck of it. But then again, I'm all out of available wall outlets.

#9 Posted by one_plum (6358 posts) -
@Smashbrossive50 said:

Life goes on,even for technologies,this OS has shaped and introduced me to computer usage,looks like we have to play the last of the 3D Pinballs,minesweepers, and those card games,farewell old friend.

There's a Pinball Star app which is a remake of that pinball game.

#10 Posted by darkmark91 (2873 posts) -

About time they let that OS die! I say good riddance to it. People need to get with the times and upgrade their stuff.

#11 Posted by Smashbrossive50 (2884 posts) -

the OS is a very honorable one,its been here for 12-13 years. I can't see a reason why this os must retire,slow...yes,but it's legacy will live on

#12 Posted by jimy1475 (1168 posts) -

at my work we still have Windows xp and 10 year old computers

#13 Edited by _HazBro_ (124 posts) -

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

#14 Posted by FelipeInside (25657 posts) -

@_hazbro_ said:

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

Every OS has issues, there is nothing perfect out there.

#15 Posted by playmynutz (6030 posts) -

One generation says "help" and another generation says #fosho

#16 Posted by theone86 (20555 posts) -

@_hazbro_ said:

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

Google Drive. Hell, if you're really addicted to Word then I think Outlook has an online equivalent to Drive, dunno if it's free though. I'd probably never use Windows if I could connect to my university's internet with Ubuntu. I might use it for games if my computer could run any, but even then Steam's starting to up the Linux support.

#17 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16307 posts) -

@theone86 said:

@_hazbro_ said:

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

Google Drive. Hell, if you're really addicted to Word then I think Outlook has an online equivalent to Drive, dunno if it's free though. I'd probably never use Windows if I could connect to my university's internet with Ubuntu. I might use it for games if my computer could run any, but even then Steam's starting to up the Linux support.

Why wouldn't you be able to connect to your university's internet with Ubuntu? It uses the same connectivity protocols as Windows and OSX.

#19 Posted by _HazBro_ (124 posts) -
@theone86 said:

@_hazbro_ said:

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

Google Drive. Hell, if you're really addicted to Word then I think Outlook has an online equivalent to Drive, dunno if it's free though. I'd probably never use Windows if I could connect to my university's internet with Ubuntu. I might use it for games if my computer could run any, but even then Steam's starting to up the Linux support.

That's true, I could use OneDrive, but from what I remember last it was still missing some formatting tools that I used often. I was lucky that when I was in Uni I was able to connect to the internet with Ubuntu. In fact, they even had instructions on their site about how to connect to their WIFI with Windows XP-7, OS X, Ubuntu, iOS, Android, Windows Phone.

#20 Posted by 255Utah (5613 posts) -

I really hope Windows 9 is Good! for once.

although I am using Windows 7, and I think it's my most fave. however we only have until 2020 till the Windows 7 support ends. but although I'm a windows user. I really don't like most of Microsoft's Products! so I use stuff like Openshot and Gimp! instead of movie maker and Paint!

#21 Edited by theone86 (20555 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@theone86 said:

@_hazbro_ said:

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

Google Drive. Hell, if you're really addicted to Word then I think Outlook has an online equivalent to Drive, dunno if it's free though. I'd probably never use Windows if I could connect to my university's internet with Ubuntu. I might use it for games if my computer could run any, but even then Steam's starting to up the Linux support.

Why wouldn't you be able to connect to your university's internet with Ubuntu? It uses the same connectivity protocols as Windows and OSX.

You need to use their authentication system to use the internet. I think there is a way to connect wirelessly, but I use a LAN connection with my PC.

#22 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16307 posts) -

@theone86 said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@theone86 said:

@_hazbro_ said:

Man, Windows is so bad. Windows 7 is okay, but even still it has some issues. I haven't used Windows 8 but Metro looks pretty useless for a laptop interface.

I prefer using Ubuntu for most of what I do - browsing, listening to music, etc., but for word processing I have no choice but to use Windows. I won't buy Apple because it's too expensive despite the hardware being great, the OS is garbage.

Google Drive. Hell, if you're really addicted to Word then I think Outlook has an online equivalent to Drive, dunno if it's free though. I'd probably never use Windows if I could connect to my university's internet with Ubuntu. I might use it for games if my computer could run any, but even then Steam's starting to up the Linux support.

Why wouldn't you be able to connect to your university's internet with Ubuntu? It uses the same connectivity protocols as Windows and OSX.

You need to use their authentication system to use the internet. I think there is a way to connect wirelessly, but I use a LAN connection with my PC.

We have to install some sort of security applet ((in addition to user login) for Windows and Macs on ours plus registration of up to three devices. Linux devices doesn't require the security applet. But, they still need to be registered. I have my Windows 8.1 laptop, Windows 7 netbook, and Android tablet registered and able to access the campus community network.

Plus, there's a separate guest network for Internet access only. Having a Linux OS shouldn't be a problem, at least here.