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    win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    well. that says it all. 6 years after the debacle, um, debut of vista, xp still leads the pack.

    xp must be one great operating system.

    (of course, felt that way about 98 se.)

    and your take on this is... what?


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    and more ppl use dos than vista, to this day.


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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    Give me Windows 7 anyday!

    I learned Windows under Vista & loved it.

    Never used XP, but did learn it after Vista.

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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    I am running into far too many still on XP and the thought of them moving from XP to win 8 gives me frights.

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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    I can't imagine anyone running Windows 8 on XP era hardware.

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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    I have had abt 6 on MS Answers already attempt it with not so successful results.

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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Temmu View Post
    well. that says it all. 6 years after the debacle, um, debut of vista, xp still leads the pack.

    xp must be one great operating system.

    (of course, felt that way about 98 se.)

    and your take on this is... what?


    ps
    and more ppl use dos than vista, to this day.
    Whats your source for this?
    Last edited by zigzag3143; 05-07-2012 at 05:04 AM.

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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    If XP were still in the lead it would, most likely, be due to hardware limitiations. There are still many people who cannot afford new hardware that will run modern OSs. There are also many people who are afraid to go on to something they are unfamiliar with.

    There would, probably, be more people still running 98SE except it has no support for modern internet speeds and content. There are also many small businesses who either, cannot afford to, or don't wish to lose productivity and are content with sitting on XP for now. The county was running Win2K up until a few years ago (2006/07) when they finally upgraded to XP on most workstations. The recent push to Windows 7 came from our Help Desk... Which is one thing that I commend them for (getting county council to spend money is like trying to wring water out of desert sand)...

    Many hardware upgrades were made recently and there was one workstation in my building running Windows 2000 Pro up until a few weeks ago.

    XP isn't dead yet... but it is on it's way out of the mainstream. It won't be long before XP goes the way of 98SE... I am sure there will be a cult following for many years to come! But it is time to say goodbye.
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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

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    Win xp still the most-used os on the planet.
    Resistance to update / change is still strong here amongst quite a few of the Professional Practices {Legal,Dental & Medical} that I am "involved" with.
    How the transition is made to something newer will be very interesting indeed.

    The kiss principle seems to apply
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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    I believe a lot of XP users are in denial. Small business has not trained their workers, hardware has become antiquated, and they want more functionality out of legacy systems.

    The chasm between what they want and what they have has many ex XP users at its bottom.

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    Re: win xp still the most-used os on the planet.

    am not saying xp is superior to 7
    (although i will argue it is superior to vista.)

    nor am i saying that xp should remain in place
    it is becoming a security hazard (i.e. 8, for example)

    what i am saying is it has a tad over 40% of the os share on the internet now - more than 7.
    http://gs.statcounter.com/#os-ww-mon...104-201203-bar
    (thx lilbambi of forums.scotsnewsletter.com , here - quote name='LilBambi' timestamp='1336071237' post='349374')

    legacy apps are a hindrance to xp's demise.

    a friend at a major anti-virus company announced that support for their existing 95, 98 & me systems was extended through the end of this month! wow!

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