Windows XP to be retired!

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krates

Be CoOl rAp RuLeZ !!!
Hello,

Windows XP is going to be retired after a week (January 31). So what to do now?.. Yeah! we can still use XP, but XP is getting old! 6 years old. Read the BBC story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6551429.stm

and... Vista sucks....
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So what now? any ideas?

Thanks
 

Zeeshan Quireshi

C# Be Sharp !
@Hitboxx , Canonical ended support for Ubuntu 5.10 on April 13th 2007 , just after almost 1.5 Years , how is Linux reliable for the long term ?

Windows XP's End-Of-Life will be in 2014 , that's still a lot more years left for Current XP Customers .

That's 13 Friggin years of Support and Canonical just ends it in 1.5 Years !
 

enticer86

Stay Silent!
Hello,

Windows XP is going to be retired after a week (January 31). So what to do now?.. Yeah! we can still use XP, but XP is getting old! 6 years old. Read the BBC story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6551429.stm

and... Vista sucks....
frown.gif


So what now? any ideas?

Thanks


I guess that's some fake news or smthing... Jab tak SP3 nahi aata I don't think they'd retire XP. Anyways I read somewhere ki 2014 tak uska support to milega hi.
 

Hitboxx

Juke Box Hero
@Hitboxx , Canonical ended support for Ubuntu 5.10 on April 13th 2007 , just after almost 1.5 Years , how is Linux reliable for the long term ?

I don't need a Canonical to support my Linux, I'm running a personal desktop the way I want it, not a rocket science lab. I'm least bothered of support from any company as long as I know Linux, and I trust myself.
 

Zeeshan Quireshi

C# Be Sharp !
I don't need a Canonical to support my Linux, I'm running a personal desktop the way I want it, not a rocket science lab. I'm least bothered of support from any company as long as I know Linux, and I trust myself.
That is the case with Windows XP too , you'll find far-more support for Windows XP than any Linux Distro , i guarantee you that .
 

soumya

In the zone
that means xp will not be availaible pre-installed on new pc's but you can still buy them from a retail shop. the support will stil be there :)
 

Zeeshan Quireshi

C# Be Sharp !
Yup why not , Second Hand software is perfectly legal till the Original user uninstalls it frmo his computer n then sells it to the second user .
 
Well, I would say start learning to use other stuff like Linux. The LTS Ubuntu has 3 Years support, FYKI.
And Console gaming too is looking bright now, because the PS2, India's most successful gaming console is available @6K modded, about the same cost as a 512mb XFX 8600GT Graphics card.


If you need a perfect M$O$ that badly, just petition M$ to release a version of vista WITHOUT all the new CPU/GPU heavy addons like aero, without hi res icons, without hi res images everywere, and with more security and stability as well as speed, and ofcource, DX10.1 . Such a system will be a perfect gaming rig, developer rig and budget rig for the masses.
 

anand1

In the zone
Microsoft may be not going to stop the support in near future but i think it will not provide it for any more longer periods.
 

infra_red_dude

Wire muncher!
Hello,

Windows XP is going to be retired after a week (January 31). So what to do now?.. Yeah! we can still use XP, but XP is getting old! 6 years old. Read the BBC story:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6551429.stm

and... Vista sucks....
frown.gif


So what now? any ideas?

Thanks
Not possible and definitely not possible!!! The news is not true; Don't blame MS. So relax guys :)

Zeeshan said:
@Hitboxx , Canonical ended support for Ubuntu 5.10 on April 13th 2007 , just after almost 1.5 Years , how is Linux reliable for the long term ?
You forgot that Ubuntu has a 6 month release cycle whereas Windows has a 5 year release cycle!!!!

Hitboxx, Zeeshan lets not turn it into another Win. vs. Lin. thread. Peace :)
 
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