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Petition Started to Extend Windows XP Life; 75,000 Sign in Three Weeks

Discussion in 'News' started by zekrahminator, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. EastCoasthandle

    EastCoasthandle New Member

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    I get a good chuckle out of those that are bothered by the fact that there are many that prefer XP over Vista! Haven't you heard "to each his/her own"? Instead of simply keeping quiet and letting those who want XP petition for it you get the immature ranting as we see in this thread. I have tried vista and truly don't like it at all. For my personal needs XP is all that I need and find nothing that Vista offers over XP. Many others have come to this very same conclusion. So if you like Vista more power to you but don't expect to convince others that it's better. Specially when some of us know that it's not better for every day home use. Nor have the "do as your told" mentality about which products we should buy.
     
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  2. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    if windows 2000 wasn't all outdated.. i'd completely want to use that.. its a damn fast os compared to xp cause it doesn't have very much bloatware in it.. its slim and doesn't have all of the graphics.. so it runs really fast and efficent.. but then again theres not much support on it and all of that junk so yeah.. jumped to xp.. but vista is just like.. why the hell would i be taking a free vista cd offered to me by a dads friend and install vista when i dont have a dx10 card?
     
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    lol MSDOS gmw
     
  4. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    after the networking nightmares i have had with vista, i have never loved xp so much, i didn't really have to many problems until it came to networking, easier and more efficient my ass
     
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    signed
     
  6. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    If Windows Vista SP1 fixes all the problems then i will more likely get it. But not till it is like a DX10 version of XP(which is hopefully SP1).
     
  7. eidairaman1

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    signed it twice (2 different emails hehe)
     
  8. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    3 for me ;)
     
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    i still take 2k over xp, but thats just me, with a few minor tweaks its just as gaming ready as xp, but less bloat.

    but then again i prefer x64 pro or 2003 server to xp (server 2k3 is what xp should have been, 100% stable, 100% reliable, low bloat, its a DREAM!!!! and it uses the same drivers as xp :D )
     
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    I remember having XP comps in the elementary school i went to. I'm now a sophomore in high school...you people need to move on..
     
  11. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    i tried and it sucked ill wait until m$ releases sp1 and see how thing go from there...
     
  12. eidairaman1

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    and your still wet behind the ears, you dont know what your talking about, try running vista for awhile and you will see how bad it runs. I want to bet this Machine i have in my sig will run circles around yours.
     
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    Runs fine for me oh well everyone too there own i say.
     
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    His system will kill yours. His is at least Dual-Core.
     
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    wow I'm getting old then we had Win2k pcs in my school
     
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    you are all puppies...we didn't have computers in my high school...lol:laugh: let alone OS's..
     
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    I use 98, im happy with it.
     
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    yeah my school just switched to XP 2 years ago from 2000 lol
     
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    haha, ur a young pup :p

    i have seen

    apple2e/2c/2gs
    ibm 286dos
    ibm 386dos/win311/win95
    ibm 486 same as above
    ibm 586/pentium same as above, some 98
    686/pentium same as above but add nt4 for the libery computers because the liberian/lab manager was sick of fixing 95/98 systems over and over and nt never needed fixed.

    that make me old?
     
  20. EastCoasthandle

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    Does film projectors in HS count? ;) Those little, portable tanks must have weighed 15lbs-20lbs each!

    :ohwell:
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  21. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately Pancho, Windows 2000 doesn't support multi-threading, I doubt it would support dual-core processors :/ but yes it was a blazing fast OS.

    Petition signed.
     
  22. JrRacinFan

    JrRacinFan Served 5k and counting ...

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    I remember our school PC's just got Win 95 when I was in high school. Graduated in '98. I am with you on that comment!
     
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    Vista eats a lot of RAM but that's ok, it puts them to use.
    Vista has DX10, you need a monster GPU to run DX10 games at ok framerates. that is also fine with me so far.
    BUT the fact that my WiFi wont work (most of the time) or connect/disconnect randomly without any possibility of advanced troubleshooting... that is not freakin' ok!

    While in XP with the same hardware there is nothing but smooth sailing, all the controls at my fingertips, no bsod, no faulty drivers for me, no mystical "why did my wireless disconnect since i have max signal, and why cant I have advanced controls like in XP??" .

    Why would I wish to switch to Vista when even the most basic of stuff like say maybe a internet connection is a challenge to set up (in some cases of course).

    My opinion is that Vista is much like Windows ME... a intermediary offshoot. some of you probably never heard of Win ME, and even less used it. I hope Windows Vienna will be better designed/supported.
     
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    Wile E Power User

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    Meh. I couldn't care less one way or the other on this issue.
     
  25. Cybrnook2002

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    Im with you chilly mist!!! I remember locking in that big old floppy to play where in the world is carmen sandiego when i was in school.
     

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