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Old November 19th, 2013 (01:43 AM). Edited November 20th, 2013 by Kakarot1212.
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I heard the news last sunday that, Microsoft will stop supporting windows XP. Here's the full news.
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Microsoft to stop support for Windows
XP on April 8, 2014
Microsoft’s one of the most popular
operating system running desktop
computer systems, will stop getting
any support from the company after April 2014.
“Support for Windows XP is ending on
April 8, 2014. There's no better time
than now to get a new Windows 8.1
PC”, says the Redmond giant. This
means the company will no more provide technical assistance for
Windows XP, there will be no
automatic updates to help protect
the PC.
The Win XP is almost a decade old
software, and is very popular because of its simple user interface, easy
multiple windows handing feature
and utility applications. The company
now requests users to upgrade it to
Windows 8.1 to avoid vulnerabilities
due to security risks and viruses. In India that Windows XP still has a
penetration of 40-70 percent (34115
Indian PSU bank branches) within the
banking and psu sector as per a
study conducted by Ascentius
Consulting. This report titled “Strategic Impact of End of Support of
Windows XP on Banks in India”, says
that banks could see a loss of income
to the tune of Rs. 300 Crore over a
period of 3 days – given that it takes
that long for a major incident to be resolved and the system to be up and
functioning normally, reports
ComputerWorld.
According to a news in a leading
Indian newspaper, 52 per cent of
computers in banks, 30 per cent in government offices, 26 per cent in
manufacturing companies and 26 per
cent in software firms run this
operating system, Microsoft sources
inform. This move will impact these
offices much harder than others. Amrish Goyal, General Manager,
Windows Business Group, Microsoft
Corporation (India) have said, “with
100 days left, the security threat is
going to get worse [for the un-
supported OS users].” For those who are on this old version
of operating system, they need to
shift to the new OS soon. We will
bring you how can you shift to this.


So whats your reaction to this? Is it okay for you? :/
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Old November 19th, 2013 (02:38 AM).
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Yep, I'm using Windows XP and if MineCraft stops support on XP I'll be hecka happy so my brother doesn't download MineCraft Cracked alot in my Comp...... :D
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"There's no better time than now to get a new Windows 8.1 PC"
Typical words coming from a Microsoft employee.

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I don't expect software companies to support their own software for an extremely long period of time. Windows XP is over a decade old at this point, and would be about 12.5 years old at the point it ceases to be supported.

After the end of official support, while things will start working for quite a while, it probably wouldn't take too long for applications to start dropping support for the aging OS.

I'm actually quite amazed by how long XP managed to held on. One thing I do know, though, is that when Windows XP was released, there's a lot of things that simply didn't exist in 2001. The personal computing landscape sure is different after 12 years, eh?
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Old November 19th, 2013 (03:31 AM). Edited November 19th, 2013 by Kakarot1212.
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Quote originally posted by Maxedoutfreaky:
Yep, I'm using Windows XP and if MineCraft stops support on XP I'll be hecka happy so my brother doesn't download MineCraft Cracked alot in my Comp...... :D
LOL! Haha. Thats a real botherment eh. But who knows, minecraft will upgrade and will now be supported by windows 7 or 8. Haha

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I don't expect software companies to support their own software for an extremely long period of time. Windows XP is over a decade old at this point, and would be about 12.5 years old at the point it ceases to be supported.

After the end of official support, while things will start working for quite a while, it probably wouldn't take too long for applications to start dropping support for the aging OS.

I'm actually quite amazed by how long XP managed to held on. One thing I do know, though, is that when Windows XP was released, there's a lot of things that simply didn't exist in 2001. The personal computing landscape sure is different after 12 years, eh?
True! And XP supports more apps and is more user friendly.
It is quit really a disappointment though


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"There's no better time than now to get a new Windows 8.1 PC"
Typical words coming from a Microsoft employee.

"If you can't afford non-stop Internet, there is another Console called Xbox 360", Don said.
"If you don't like Windows Vista, the only choice you have is to go to Windows 7", Steve said.
"If Microsoft Works is to limited for you, you can also choose Microsoft Office", another employee said.
"Linux doesn't exist, Android is crap, iOS should not exist, Mac can't do anything, Nintendo only loves gimmicks, PlayStation is for wankers", the average Microsoft employee says.
Yup. But you know, windows 7 is better than 8 for me, honestly.

If your planning to upgrade your XP, upgrade it to 7, not to 8. Windows 7 is much better than 8 today though.
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I'm fine with this. It was a great operating system, but all good things come to an end.
Besides, I like Windows 7 better anyway.
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I think Microsoft have supported Windows xp long enough, and I think xp has been in here for over 10 years. Even though I see that Microsoft is getting better on its current OS (like Windows 8), I'll miss Windows xp if Microsoft dropped its support soon, it is one of my fave OS of all time, after all.
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Quote originally posted by Nutsy_!:
LOL! Haha. Thats a real botherment eh. But who knows, minecraft will upgrade and will now be supported by windows 7 or 8. Haha
I know it is.... I'm not a MineCraft fan boy now but soon I'll be upgrading to Windows 7 as my This Computer I'm using right now (main) is getting soooo slow.... But I won't be downloading Minecraft........ Mwahahahaha!
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I've known since like 2010 or 2011 that extended support for Windows XP was going away in 2014, and it really shouldn't be a surprise, considering all operating systems do eventually lose life support. It just so happened to be that many people loved Windows XP when it came out in 2001, but hated Windows Vista, which was why I assume a third service pack was issued for XP in 2008, just two years after the release of Vista.

XP can't do a whole lot of things anymore that Windows 7 can do, sadly. As primary operating systems evolve, so do requirements.
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Its true that Microsoft will end their support on XP, but that doesnt mean your XP cannot be longer use, it will only be not supported by microsoft - no updates, etc.
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Quote originally posted by Nutsy_!:
Its true that Microsoft will end their support on XP, but that doesnt mean your XP cannot be longer use, it will only be not supported by microsoft - no updates, etc.
Yes, that's true.. but then that just makes things easier to get hacked since no more updates means no more new security patches.
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To put things in perspective: pretty much the only other Windows release that somehow stayed alive in some form for an unusually long amount of time was Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (a freaking 3.1x release). Granted, it's for embedded systems by 2001, but it did what it had to do

Makes me wonder what will happen to 7.

Speaking of unusually long support and extensions... Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, and Me got extensions at 2004 so they live until 2006 Their support were originally supposed to expire at 2004, but turns out there's too many users using these three OSes.

Also, they somehow kept pumping out IE versions until 5.0 for 3.1x back then.
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Quote originally posted by ♪Twiggy♪:
To put things in perspective: pretty much the only other Windows release that somehow stayed alive in some form for an unusually long amount of time was Windows for Workgroups 3.11 (a freaking 3.1x release). Granted, it's for embedded systems by 2001, but it did what it had to do

Makes me wonder what will happen to 7.

Speaking of unusually long support and extensions... Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, and Me got extensions at 2004 so they live until 2006 Their support were originally supposed to expire at 2004, but turns out there's too many users using these three OSes.

Also, they somehow kept pumping out IE versions until 5.0 for 3.1x back then.
Haha!
Hope XP will follow the line
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It really is a disappointment, but what needs to happen must happen. Windows XP revolutionized the personal computing scene for all manner of people, but unfortunately its really past its time. Windows 8 isn't too bad either, though. It just takes some getting usedf to and Start Menu 8, because screw Metro.
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I already knew Microsoft will stop supporting XP like...three years ago or so. :P It's reasonable, though. XP is vulnerable to more threats than the most recent OS like 7 or 8. I'm actually ready to put it in the grave, and treat it as an OS of nostalgia. It's also an urge for people and businesses that use XP to like......UPGRADE ALREADY because wow windows 8.1 came out and you're still using a 10 year old OS are you NUTS?
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Windows 7 is better than 8
Windows 7 is more user-friendly and esier to use than 8 though.
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Wait...this is news?

XP needs to die. It's far, far outstayed its welcome. It's very vulnerable and ugly compared to today's operating systems. 7 and 8 beat XP in every category, IMO.
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Speaking of ending support, I expect something similar to this will happen: BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft shuts down Windows 98, but for Windows XP. Note that there was a sizeable amount of Windows 98/Me users by the end of support.
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I've known about the support phase-out for XP since they announced it, what 3 years ago? No, wait, maybe it was 4. I know it was at least 2 years ago, and I think they announced the phase-out plan shortly after Windows 7 was released.

It's about time. I mean, the last Service Pack (Service Pack 3) is already 5 years old and the core OS is 12 years old. Maybe it'll finally push everyone to stop using the buggy OS.
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I say it's about time that they ax support of Windows XP. It's been around since 2001, and we've seen 4 OS changes since then. I really don't see why you would still be using Windows XP at this stage unless your computer is old and can't support newer operating systems. The best thing to do right now is switch to the latest and greatest that Microsoft has to offer with respect to desktop operating systems, and that is Windows 8. I would say 8.1, but from personal experience as well as stories that I'm hearing, it's kinda buggy at this stage and might need a bit of refinement before I can fully recommend it.

I think one of the reasons that people are reluctant to switch to the newer operating systems is the fear of change, which is understandable. After all, Windows 8 represents a dramatic overhaul in the user interface for Windows and is trying to bridge the gap between computer and tablet. In my opinion, though, I don't think that the changes between Windows XP and Windows 8 are all that dramatic, and the regular user can easily adapt to Windows 8 as long as they live within the desktop.
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I've known about the support phase-out for XP since they announced it, what 3 years ago? No, wait, maybe it was 4. I know it was at least 2 years ago, and I think they announced the phase-out plan shortly after Windows 7 was released.

It's about time. I mean, the last Service Pack (Service Pack 3) is already 5 years old and the core OS is 12 years old. Maybe it'll finally push everyone to stop using the buggy OS.
Yup. Maybe its really time to upgrade.
The thing is XP is more user friendly and easier to use.
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Quote originally posted by Nutsy_!:
The thing is XP is more user friendly and easier to use.
Maybe I'm just being really picky here, but I would really like to see some reasoning behind why you say that, even if it means comparisons. Because I find Windows Vista, 7 and even 8 to be just as user friendly, if not, more user friendly than XP.
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I personally think 7 is more user friendly once you show people how to use the universal search bar in the start menu, but many less technologically literate people still find XP easier because it's what they learned to use for their first computer, and a lot of people see learning a new computer interface as rocket science.
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Quote originally posted by donavannj:
I personally think 7 is more user friendly once you show people how to use the universal search bar in the start menu, but many less technologically literate people still find XP easier because it's what they learned to use for their first computer, and a lot of people see learning a new computer interface as rocket science.
Uh ha. Like the miss maleota said.
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Windows XP, so nostalgic. When it was first released I was sad it moved away from MS-DOS underneath yet escatic that it was so much more stable and didn't BSOD anywhere near as much as Windows 95/98.

It was also the bane of many web developers because the first version had Internet Explorer 6 bundled. xD

To answer your question Nutsy, my response is... it's about time! :D
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