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As of the 8th April 2014 Microsoft will end the life of XP. This is the official wording from Microsoft themselves. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx

 

Potential risks of staying with Windows XP

 

Running Windows XP SP3 in your environment after April 8, 2104 may expose you to potential risks, such as:

Security:

 

Without critical Windows XP security updates, your PC may become vulnerable to harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software which can steal or damage your business data and information. Anti-virus software will also not be able to fully protect you once Windows XP itself is unsupported.

Compliance:

 

Businesses that are governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA may find that they are no longer able to satisfy compliance requirements. More information on HHS’s view on the security requirements for information systems that contain electronic protected health information (e-PHI) can be found here (HHS HIPAA FAQ - Security Rule).

Lack of Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Support:

 

Many software vendors will no longer support their products running on Windows XP as they are unable to receive Windows XP updates. For example, the new Office takes advantage of the modern Windows and will not run on Windows XP.

Hardware Manufacturer support:

 

Most PC hardware manufacturers will stop supporting Windows XP on existing and new hardware. This will also mean that drivers required to run Windows XP on new hardware may not be available.

 

However, any PC running Windows XP after April 8, 2014 should not be considered protected as there will be no security updates for the Windows XP operating system.

 

I know for one that I haven't been able to support anyone using XP for at least 12 months now. I haven't had it installed for a long time.

 

If you continue to use XP after this date I wish you and your computer all the luck in the world as hackers will be looking to have a go at hacking any vulnerable computers!

 

Please don't shoot the messenger!

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What kills me about Microcrap - is each new release of winblows is radically different. They try to re-invent the wheel each time. That is why I absolutely love Linux / Unix. You could not pay me all the money in the world to be forced to used that utter pile of crap. Small incremental steps that build upon a proven foundation with each release. You also have a choice of desktop GUI's from the ultra light to the mighty.

 

Windows lost me after Win 2000 and I haven't looked back since.

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I have been looking to change over to Linux for a while now. I have had constant problems with BSOD's on XP. I have updated all programs, drivers...etc. So, right now I'm trying out several distros, LM16 KDE seems to be working quite well. Though I will have to keep a copy of windows on my old machine for some programs that won't run in Linux. Linux has come a long way since I tried it about 6 years ago. I just wish they could get more support from major companies!

 

The audio recording software and plugin's and gaming are seriously hurting Linux right now (Though gaming is looking up). I have a ton of plugin's and restoration software that just will not run on Linux. For basic computer use, (net surfing, email, watching movies, playing audio files, office programs...etc) Linux is there. The biggest problem I'm having is getting use to all the names of the different programs between the different flavors of distros!

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Linux has become very usable on the desktop, people just don't realize it or are afraid of it because it's not "Windows". They've invested a lot of time and effort into figuring out how to fix all the issues and errors that crop up with Windows, and feel like if they were to drop it, all of their time and effort was for nothing. It's a LOT EASIER than folks think though. There's no need to just drop Windows and start using Linux. You can have them running side by side or even within one another quite easily. Free partitioning tools will even resize an existing Windows partition on the fly and create a new part with enough space to load a Linux desktop and all the essentials plus a lot of other goodies. The absolute BEST feature is the software repository. You need something, you just search for it on your desktop, find what you want and have Linux download and install it in a few minutes. So easy. Plenty of comparable software too. OpenOffice is interchangeable with MS Office. Lots of nice multimedia progs. I like Ubuntu and Debian for most things. Use Debian for my servers as well. Once folks find out you can set up your own shoutcast server or flash media server for FREE with a few wgets, it's all over. (You'll want that 100 MB upgrade connection however, or if lucky enough to live in a Googleopolis and have gigabit fiber, more power tooya.... ) Or grab a CD version of Linux in your favorite flavor and just boot that Winblows PC from your CD or thumb drive right into a nice Linux desktop and learn how easy it really is to use. Oh, and device drivers? No problems. A typical Linus distro will load onto most pc's with all drivers loaded and everything working from the very first boot. Good Luck!

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I'm a recent Linux convert, Using Pinguy 12.04 but because Mono doesn't have all the .NET functionality I can't run the software I want under wine. Wine is great for running stuff like winamp though.

 

I'm still having to rely on Oracle Virtualbox to run the software i need with Windows 7 - If by some miracle Mono can get the .NET stuff working then I wouldn't need windows..... But of course this is Microsoft we're talking about they won't allow Mono the rights to the bits of .NET that would allow people to run .NET stuff on wine. I also have other software that won't run on wine at the moment so I need the VB.

 

However good Linux is.......it's still not a full replacement for Windows (YET)

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There is the rare occassion for having to utilize winblows for the odd soft of software, but by and large - Linux is really shining compared to the bloat that Microcrap trolls out - and forces people to pay for the "prestige" of using bug filled software.

 

For a typical business work station - Linux rules - for a multimedia work station ( graphic - audio - video editing ) - Linux rules.

 

The one "bad" thing about linux is the diversity of distros - which pulls developers into different directions. There is a core team that works on the kernel - but you have two schools of thought for overall system development - being Redhat or Debian. I myself started off using Debian based Ubuntu - but found that the updates were often ill considered and broke things inside the system.

 

I admire the work that they have done with OpenBSD. I have toyed around with it a bit - but working with wireless and hot-pluging external devices or cd/dvd's can be a real bear. OpenBSD guru's tend to be a snobish bunch, unlike the Linux / FreeBSD community. OpenBSD is based on the old Sys V - Berkley Unix so it is a direct descendent of true Unix as well. You can enable RedHat Linux capability on OpenBSD - which for the most part works very well.

 

My biggest disapointment was when they killed off Gnome 2.xx and replaced it with that goofy Gnome 3 desktop. I have found Mate Desktop a wonderful extension of Gnome 2.xx and look forward to its progression.

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I do all my audio work on Linux using audacity to record shows etc ....

 

My biggest disapointment was when they killed off Gnome 2.xx and replaced it with that goofy Gnome 3 desktop. I have found Mate Desktop a wonderful extension of Gnome 2.xx and look forward to its progression.

 

The Gnome desktop issue is a bit of a bugbear with me I've fought so long to keep it as I have it and daren't update incase it gets broken again. I Also use Docky for quick launching programs.

 

One of the biggest problems with Microsoft has to be all the patents they own. Patents stifle creativity and if the devs at Mono could just use certain parts of .NET I wouldn't really need windoze.

 

Quite happy with the way this PC runs then again it does have greater processing power compared to previous PC's I've owned. Rare for it to crash as well....

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RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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So today's the day! Microsoft end the life support of XP!

 

Bye bye my old friend you taught me how to use a computer the hard way!

 

Without an XP computer i'd never have gotten into internet radio..... Not sure that's a good thing tho :lol: LOL

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How to Install RadioDJ: https://djgarybaldy.blogspot.com/2020/08/how-to-install-radiodj-free-radio.html

RadioDJ is my most FAVOURITE piece of software EVER

 

 

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It wont worry me. I will still use XP untill theres a time I cant get hardware drivers that support it. I run all my pc's in the studio on XP sp3 and have never bothered to do the Windows updates besides the service packs. I have never had any trouble with the pc's besides hardware wearing out. (hard drives eg). Am I worried about hackers? not the least. If you like XP, just keep on using it. :yes:

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