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04-05-2014, 11:35 PM #1
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REAL VIRTUALITY, Seattle, Thursday 2099 (NNN) — Microsoft Corporation has announced a limited one-off extension of availability of its Windows XP operating system to April 2101 after criticism from large customers and analysts. This is the fifty-sixth extension of XP’s availability since 2008.

Through successive releases of Microsoft’s flagship Windows operating system, demand for XP has remained an important factor for businesses relying on stable XP-specific software and installations, who have pushed back strongly against the software company’s attempts to move them to later versions. Windows administration skills have become rare in recent years and consultants have demanded high fees. Reviving Windows administrators from cryogenic freezing has proven insufficient to fill the market gap, as almost all begged to work on COBOL instead.

“Windows XP is currently in the extremely very prolonged super-extended support phase and Microsoft encourages customers to migrate to Windows for Neurons 2097 as soon as feasible,” said William Gates V, CEO and great-grandson of the company founder. “Spare change?”

Microsoft Corporation, along with Monsanto Corporation and the RIAA, exists as a protected species in the Seattle Memorial Glass Crater Bad Ideas And Warnings To The Future National Park in north-west Washington on the radioactive remains of what was once the planet Earth, under the protection of our Linux-based superintelligent robot artificial intelligence overlords. Company revenues for 2098 were over $15.
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04-05-2014, 11:48 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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lmao.gif Excellent news from the future.
I don't get it, I despised XP and that Fischer Price looking UI, blue screen of death, internet exploder... gaah.gif

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04-06-2014, 02:15 AM #3
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:9,263 Threads:213 Joined:Feb 2011
I've got two mini 10 laptops

one is an Acer 10 inch with XP home

one is a Dell mini 10 with windows 7 starter

both have the same atom processor

The Acer with Xp is fast as ,,,

but ,,,

the Dell with 7 starter SUCKS !

everything I have had with windows 7

took forever to boot up

and forever to shut down

even with fresh loaded OS

I HATE windows 7

it is to busy in the background for the foreground to get anything done

plus

it has more Bugs , drop outs , freeze ups , skips ,

it just sucks

GIVE ME BACK MY WINDOWS XP

XP
XP
XP
XP
XP

IT'S XP OR FIGHT !!!!
04-06-2014, 03:19 AM #4
blind prophet Member
Posts:527 Threads:11 Joined:Nov 2012
You could have just kept XP being updated but no....

You had to release some bs with Vista, knowing of all of its errors thinking everyone would have to update to 7 in the future....

İmage

So I will never buy another Microsoft product.

Thanks though for 7, I have a fantastic hacked version, setup by some really good computer science guys that get rid of all sorts of processes and other intentional junk you put on it and it works like a charm.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
04-06-2014, 10:45 PM #5
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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yeah B/P

I tried to get rid of those lousy processes too

it did not speed up the least .

w/7 has no administrator program either

you are stuck pretty much with what it's default is .

or you have to download all kinda apps from elsewhere to even set a desktop
background .

slow as an Arthritic Turtle stuck in Molasses

and if any graphics in adds are on a website

FA-GET-ABUT-IT !
04-06-2014, 10:57 PM #6
blind prophet Member
Posts:527 Threads:11 Joined:Nov 2012
(04-06-2014, 10:45 PM)Cynicalabsurdance Wrote:  yeah B/P

I tried to get rid of those lousy processes too

it did not speed up the least .

w/7 has no administrator program either

you are stuck pretty much with what it's default is .

or you have to download all kinda apps from elsewhere to even set a desktop
background .

slow as an Arthritic Turtle stuck in Molasses

and if any graphics in adds are on a website

FA-GET-ABUT-IT !

Yeah I only upgraded because I know a whizz with all sorts of connections who was able to network this setup.

Always pays to know a computer scientist, a lawyer, mechanic, or a chef/bbq man.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
04-06-2014, 11:29 PM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Running win 8.1 is not so bad, but it took me a few hours of tweaking to get it usable.
That shouldn't happen, it should be usable right out of the damn box.
On the upside, Win 8.1 is fast as hell compared to XP and 7, but that awful touch "modern interface" is just ridiculous for a laptop or pc.
It's as if they stuck two OS's together that don't fit together, force a square peg in a round hole and called it a day.
8.1.1 promises to bring back a real start menu. They've almost come full circle with it,

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04-07-2014, 12:00 AM #8
blind prophet Member
Posts:527 Threads:11 Joined:Nov 2012
(04-06-2014, 11:29 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Running win 8.1 is not so bad, but it took me a few hours of tweaking to get it usable.
That shouldn't happen, it should be usable right out of the damn box.
On the upside, Win 8.1 is fast as hell compared to XP and 7, but that awful touch "modern interface" is just ridiculous for a laptop or pc.
It's as if they stuck two OS's together that don't fit together, force a square peg in a round hole and called it a day.
8.1.1 promises to bring back a real start menu. They've almost come full circle with it,

Let's hope their arrogance is their demise. It seems impossible at times, but as tech changes, maybe all this bs they do to consumers will catch up with them one day. Maybe he will even lose some of that fortune trying to save it.

I turned myself to consider wisdom and madness and folly
The wise man’s eyes are in his head,
But the fool walks in darkness.
Yet I myself perceived
That the same event happens to them all.
04-08-2014, 09:54 AM #9
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
Posts:1,865 Threads:45 Joined:Mar 2011
Well hey, there's always Linux.

And, btw, Gates isn't Jewish. http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=760
04-08-2014, 11:51 AM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,582 Threads:1,443 Joined:Feb 2011
No, he certainly isn't.
So the new 8.1.1 update is today, and Windows XP is no longer supported.
With millions of computers in China running outdated hacked versions,in addition to those who won't or can't upgrade, and no support, it's conceivable we could be looking at a botnet to end all botnets in a few weeks. 13.gif

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04-08-2014, 12:39 PM #11
DaJavoo If looks could kilt
Posts:1,865 Threads:45 Joined:Mar 2011
(04-08-2014, 11:51 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  No, he certainly isn't.
So the new 8.1.1 update is today, and Windows XP is no longer supported.
With millions of computers in China running outdated hacked versions,in addition to those who won't or can't upgrade, and no support, it's conceivable we could be looking at a botnet to end all botnets in a few weeks. 13.gif

I'm sure some enterprising young soul will come up with a revenue stream by offering 'update/patch' services on the cheap for XP.

The big guns (think banking services, et.al.) will be hardened and the remainder of XP machines out there prolly don't have much by way of truly goodie data worth hacking...but hey, those credit card numbers could add up. chuckle.gif

Seriously, there are some great alternatives out there for older hardware (the typical stuff running XP) ~ I stumbled into LXLE last fall. It's supported thru 2017 ~ which gives me the time to find the perfect rolling-release distro that I can set and forget.

Take a look ~ it offers FOUR login "paradigms" ~ regardless if you're coming from any Windows environment, Mac or Linux desktop, there's a suitable config at login for you! It is basically Lubuntu (LXDE shell) with Openbox window manager ~ great for config and very fast. Kind to old rigs and suck it out of your fingertips fast on newer ones.






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