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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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Happy b-day Win XP

10 yrs old today. Damn I feel old...........still running this at home.
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/win...ade,13796.html

"Do you remember the first time you hit that "Start" button?

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Ten years ago, on October 25, 2001, Windows XP was released on retail shelves for sale.

Until September, Windows XP has still been the world's most popular operating system and will be, according to StatCounter, surpassed in market share by Windows 7. Born as the sixth major generation of Windows, the software was introduced in 25 languages around the globe, but did not sell well initially. Within the first three days after launch, only 260,00 copies were sold in the U.S. Windows XP only gained traction when drivers became available and system vendors began offering computers with XP preinstalled.

By 2006, XP had reached a milestone of 400 million active copies, according to an IDC analyst. The successor Windows Vista was launched in January of 2006, but enthusiasts as well as the notebook segment held on to XP and widely rejected Vista. Microsoft announced the discontinuance of Windows XP several times, but delayed the end of retail sales until June 30, 2008. OEM distribution of XP ended on October 22, 2010. Extended support for XP users is still available until April 8, 2014.

Even if it is a decade old, Windows XP is far from being dead. StatCounter suggests that Windows XP lost its OS market share leadership position to Windows 7 this month. Windows 7 has 40.41 percent of the market, while XP has fallen to 38.51 percent. This is still far more than Vista ever reached; Vista peaked at 23.60 percent in October of 2009."

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windows xp is still being distributed on the internet for everyone to enjoy.
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I'm still rocking my XP Pro v3.

there's life in that old girl yet!
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I'm still rocking my XP Pro v3.

there's life in that old girl yet!
I think I retired the last of my windows XP equipment personally, but still have alot of windows XP, server 2003, exchange 2003 out there that I support.

In alot of ways, I like the newer offerings from Microsoft, 2008r2, Exchange 2010 and windows 7 are just much better products.

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Thats good to know when I upgrade, I can upgrade to 7 with confidence.

The whole Vista experience that I heard from others kept me away from upgrading.
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Thats good to know when I upgrade, I can upgrade to 7 with confidence.

The whole Vista experience that I heard from others kept me away from upgrading.
yes, as a matter of fact, most computers seem to run better on windows 7 than they did on windows XP. I upgraded my wife's 4 year old Dell laptop (original core duo) to windows 7 along with a memory upgrade to 4GB and the performance is just fine for basic internet surfing / media management.

Her computer isn't as fast as my core i5, but it gets the job done just fine and I have used it with no complaints plenty of times.

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yes, as a matter of fact, most computers seem to run better on windows 7 than they did on windows XP. I upgraded my wife's 4 year old Dell laptop (original core duo) to windows 7 along with a memory upgrade to 4GB and the performance is just fine for basic internet surfing / media management.

Her computer isn't as fast as my core i5, but it gets the job done just fine and I have used it with no complaints plenty of times.
regarding this does 7 require less horsepower from the machine its on compared to XP?

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still rockin XP on my laptop and desktop. i think i even had to "special order" the laptop because vista was out for a while at that point.

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Yep, use xp every day for work. No problems.
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