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Expected are ong-rumored 'iPad Pro' among several tablets
10/15/2014 07:25 PM EDT
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mhrackin
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Re: Long live XP
mhrackin   10/18/2014 12:41:08 PM
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You ignore that XP is strictly 32-bit OS with address space of 4GB, while Win7 (and all successors) have trye 64-bit versions.  If you can't afford 8 or 16GB of RAM or don't do a lot of multitasking, it doesn't really matter, but for most it does!

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Re: No enhancements necessary
halherta   10/18/2014 11:37:40 AM
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Both Apple and Microsoft are guilty of making a new operating system and dropping support for the old one in a fashion that forces their customers to buy/upgrade to the newer OS and possibly newer hardware to support that OS. To be fair though Apple does this more frequently than Microsoft. MS supported XP for something like 15Years.

I really liked XP and do like Windows 7. But I use Linux on a regular basis. (I run WIndows 7 in a virtual Machine under Linux). With Linux you get all the regular updates. And when the time comes to change the OS (which is like every 5-6 Years with the LTS versions of say Ubuntu), you do not need to purchase an upgrade. Just backup your stuff and install the newer version.

If your hardware is getting older, breath new life into it by using a low Fat Linux distribution like Lubuntu or CrunchBang Linux. Plenty of choices.

For those that want a very 'Mac like' experience, have a look at ElementaryOS. Also the latest Release of Gnome 13.14 offers what I believe to be the best desktop experience that you can get on a PC today.

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: No enhancements necessary
Anand.Yaligar   10/18/2014 11:08:39 AM
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They update every year forcing you to buy newer gadgets every year. This is a brilliant marketing strategy although it builds some hatred from the people for Apple. However with that kind of turnover only from the sales of iPhones, they need not bother about competition.

Anand.Yaligar
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Re: Long live XP
Anand.Yaligar   10/18/2014 11:06:25 AM
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XP is good for users with little use of computers. Although MicroSoft has stopped the support for XP, I still love XP more than I love Windows 8. Windows 7 is an XP with visual flair.

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Re: Long live XP
MeasurementBlues   10/17/2014 2:57:51 PM
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I have a refurbished Win7 desktop waiting in the wings to replace my wife's XP desktop. Just have to find the right time to switch over. Maybe next month.

My father-in-law absolutely refuses to upgrade because doing so costs money. Keeping the existing computer doesn't. He doens't do online banking or even shopping. But he did get some malware that we had to disable.

I might try installing Linux on one of the XP laptops once I;m convinced nobody is using it anymore.

halherta
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Re: Long live XP
halherta   10/17/2014 2:45:08 PM
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@MeasurementBlues,

 You really shouldn't be using XP anymore. MS stopped supporting it a while back and many vulnerabilities have been discovered since. I highly recommend changing these PC's over to Win7 or go with Linux if you do not want to pay for Windows 7. If The machines are old or underpowered, I'd recommend something like Lubuntu 14.04 or even Crunchbang Linux.

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Long live XP
MeasurementBlues   10/17/2014 2:30:50 PM
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Two XP machines still in use here, along with an iPad2, three iPhone 4s, one Android phone, and one MacBook Air. Yes, I did break down and but a laptop this year: Windows 7.

Just look at Windows XP's stubbornly high market share -- many people won't replace their PCs until the computers stop booting up.

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No enhancements necessary
MeasurementBlues   10/17/2014 2:24:46 PM
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Unfortunately, Apple does't have to do anything to its new iPad to get you to buy a new one. All they have to do is stop supporting the proudcts you already have. Will iOS9 support iPad 2?

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_hm
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Golden iPad
_hm   10/15/2014 7:59:05 PM
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Even if Apple only changes color to golden iPad, it will get millions of new customers.

If you look ease and real utility of product, iPad is number 1, number 2 and number 3 best tablets.

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