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    RIP Windows XP (2001-2014)

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    You will be missed...

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    Good riddens to fisher price os.

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    It was time for it to go, but a little bit of me will always feel some affection to the OS that really got business networks going.

    Saying "good riddance" to XP is like being rude to a retiring colleague. That person should probably have retired 5 years ago, but has still been my friend for many years and I would still go out for a drink with them if invited and might even initiate the night out myself
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    Yeah XP will be missed.. Yep is time for it to be retired. Also Office 2003 RIP today!

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    It's amazing who still uses XP. I was in the Halifax yesterday and when the lady showed me my accounts on the screen, it was very visible they were using it.

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    Thank god for that, it was past due to go a long time ago.
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    Bye Bye

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    A good OS that did its hard time. The fact it hung around as long as it did speaks volumes for its usability and functionality.

    The King is dead, long live the King (Win 7 )

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    I have some good memories of XP, to getting our first XP machines in the first school I ever worked in... to recieve the machines and then have to wipe them with the RM CC2.4 Windows 98 SE Image

    To then moving to a college were every machine was XP, built with ZENWorks, and managed by Netware 6. Fond Memories. Including Office 2003 too.

    Server 2003 for me also, some good memories, having started out on NT4, then upgrading that to 2000, I then went to work at said college who had a couple of 2003 servers and we also used 2003 for training new teccies. The first CC3 network I worked on was also Server 2003 based.

    Good times.

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    Windows XP is where I learnt most things about hardware, registry and the basics as a kid! It was on my first ever Gaming Computer that I built Good Times!

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    Interesting XP fact: The Flare code (< x.30) on EMC Clariion arrays is a cut down version of XP complete with GUI for engineers.

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    I was on Win2k at home which I had put on my home machine instead of Millenium Edition it came pre-installed with until this came along

    Decent stable OS and testament to M$ doing things decent that it lasted this long, instead of the likes of ME/Vista

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawc View Post
    It's amazing who still uses XP. I was in the Halifax yesterday and when the lady showed me my accounts on the screen, it was very visible they were using it.
    B & Q were the other day as I saw the Windows XP 'flag' screensaver in the background! XP was a great OS, but it is incredible people are still using it in 2014 bearing in mind it was released in 2001.

    I think Microsoft need to take note of this - instead of releasing whole new OSes every 2 years (it appears), they could very easily keep working on Windows 8, now 8.1 and the latest Update 1. It's still essentially the same OS, but I think a better naming standard is needed. Update 1 should have been 8.2 for example.

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    I guess XP will finally XPire today then.

    I remember upgrading my first machine from 98SE to XP (then getting it riddled with viruses and the like by installing free screensavers!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    I think Microsoft need to take note of this - instead of releasing whole new OSes every 2 years (it appears), they could very easily keep working on Windows 8, now 8.1 and the latest Update 1. It's still essentially the same OS, but I think a better naming standard is needed. Update 1 should have been 8.2 for example.
    +1 to this! I don't understand how they are coming up with names it would be logical to just call it 8.2... Though you could argue the fact Windows 8 and 8.1 aren't the same OS! I don't know how Microsoft are looking at it though it would be nice for them to keep releasing improvements for 8 as I actually really like the OS and not dont care for Windows 9 to be released anytime soon!
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