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What will happen when Windows XP goes unsupported?

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  • LestersSiesta


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:54 AM

Read that Microsoft are stopping the support for Windows XP in the next few weeks! I use Windows 7 but remember XP fondly as almost the perfect operating system, kinda sad it's going to be left to die. Also read that 95% of Automatic Tellers and a large percentage of business's still use XP as their main system.


WIll it become a hackers delight? Why are they doing this? Windows 8 sucks, and I don't want a touch screen Windows 7 is my only home now.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:53 PM

Nothing substantial will happen. While XP might be more susceptible to hacking, there will be less and less users of this system as the time goes on, thus less people will actually be interested in hacking it.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:02 PM

Apple will buy XP and resell it for $500 as "Mac OS Sea Lion Wolf"
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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:21 PM



Well that helps the few.


I like my win7 :^:

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:46 PM


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:53 PM Edited by Mince, 21 March 2014 - 10:56 PM.



Well that helps the few.


I like my win7 :^:


I think they'd get lots of people off of XP if they offered free or very cheap (similar to OS X prices in the past few years) upgrades to Windows 7. There are plenty of people on Windows XP who don't want to get new machines and don't want Windows 8. Right now it costs around $100 to upgrade to Windows 7, and you have to buy the disc from a third party. Pretty ridiculous.


Also, an ad-supported version of Windows would be absolutely gross, in my opinion. It also wouldn't make fans of XP and 7 any more likely to upgrade.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:46 PM Edited by Slamman, 21 March 2014 - 11:52 PM.

XP will continue to run low level machines just fine, even if MS stops support, other AV and companies will support it I'm sure. A recent news story said MS might extend it for businesses that rely on XP to be the OS of their ATMs, etc. it could lead to a transition however, but likely have time issues based on locations the World over.


Windows 8.1 mention with Bing features, this is well known as straight up competition to Google's Chrome as we've seen in MS TV ads.

What I find confusing as well, Bing and MS applets are already part of the Express Accelerator options you're prompted about when you start the web browser initially

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Posted 23 March 2014 - 04:20 AM

the same thing that happened to windows 98, 2000, and ME. before that it was windows 95.

windows 8 won't suck so bad, once people catch up to the technology... but yes, windows 7 is the more familiar desktop pc platform.

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