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Old 01-08-10, 08:46 AM   #61
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XP is quite old though. There have been alternatives to it since 2006 in the form of Vista and there really is no reason why anyone building a new computer would dump an OS from 2001 onto it.

Also for the reasons outlined in my post above.... 64-bit XP gets crap for support from vendors so you are then limited to 4gb if you want a stable XP install. Simplified networking through homegroups, not to mention wireless cards just work with windows 7... for the most part. Every build I've done with windows 7 so far has immediately picked up the wireless adapter and used it without special drivers.

Not to mention 7 and vista load some applications significantly faster with the pre-loading of commonly used applications through the memory management pre-fetch system they use.
Ok, but I clearly said I wouldnt recommend anyone upgrade from XP, not that I would recommend people to downgrade from Windows 7 or vista. Theres a big difference.

Never had any problems with any wireless devices in XP, Windows 7 does not pickup my usb wifi dongle, people are far to relient on Windows finding the drivers for them, I prefer to do this myself anyway. I disable superfetch, waste of resources.

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... Yes, there's no reason why someone with ~2gb of memory who isn't gaming with a dx10+ card should upgrade. But that's honestly not going to be a majority of people moving forward.
2GB? theres a 64bit version, used it myself for a long time, worked great.

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Don't down-play the importance of DX11 either. It hasn't been realized yet but OpenCL and the use of video cards as a gp-gpu outside of their proprietary APIs (stream / CUDA) is going to be a great boon to the performance computing world that can't be realized with proprietary APIs. Granted I'm sure the people who are interested in things like this wouldn't be running XP any longer anyway...
I'm not, only stating the obvious, that for now it's really not much use, I would never recommend somebody upgrade because something might be useful in a few years, thats just stupid.
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Old 01-08-10, 11:29 AM   #62
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Have a look at Steam hardware survey, for the first time ever, combined Windows Vista + Windows 7 has more users than XP:

Windows XP 32 bit - 44.77%
Windows Vista 32 bit - 20.71%
Windows 7 64 bit - 15.61%
Windows Vista 64 bit -10.00%
Windows 7 - 7.45%
Windows XP 64 bit - 0.64%
Windows 2003 64 bit - 0.64%
Windows 2000 - 0.10%
Other (-0.03%) - 0.08%

And 45.1% of Steam PCs are DirectX 10 enabled (this means Vista / 7 and DX10 graphics card)
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Old 01-10-10, 08:59 AM   #63
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Corporate America Windows Users > Steam Users
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Old 01-10-10, 09:44 AM   #64
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Yeah I bet the majority corporate America are XP users for sure.
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Old 01-10-10, 03:26 PM   #65
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Almost all of the computers where I work have XP on them. I don't see us upgrading any time soon because of the cost involved, especially since the economy is still in a rut.
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Old 01-11-10, 12:44 AM   #66
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Why even use Windows XP? Isn't it just a prettier version of Windows 2000? Simple Philistines you are! Don't you know you're giving away your money to a giant maniacal corporation when you needlessly upgrade?

So on and so forth, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
I was still using Windows 2000 for the longest time. Eventually, when Battlefield 2 came out, it was mandatory to use XP to play it, so I upgraded to XP around that time. I just installed Windows 7 this weekend (at home that is). It's faster since I've installed it on an SSD, but I'd still rather use XP personally. I guess I'm old fashioned, don't really like change when I have something that works so well.
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I am supporting over 100+ machines, and the vast majority of them are still on XP. There is a learning curve for some of the staff members, so I can not just up and take them off of XP without a little training first. That's the hard part. Most of the staff are not apt to learn new tech, they just want to be able to do their job and move on. I'm not going to try and fix something that's not broken.

As old machine break down, I will replace them with new machines and Win7.
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Windows 7 runs pretty good on my machine, but XP is still much more responsive and games still play better on it for me... When I start building my new machine, then its time to move up, but for now XPSP3 does just fine.
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I am supporting over 100+ machines, and the vast majority of them are still on XP. There is a learning curve for some of the staff members, so I can not just up and take them off of XP without a little training first. That's the hard part. Most of the staff are not apt to learn new tech, they just want to be able to do their job and move on. I'm not going to try and fix something that's not broken.

As old machine break down, I will replace them with new machines and Win7.

Screw the users Doc......... Migrate those suckers
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All 300+ computers at my work are XP,Cause some of our Apps are not compatible with Win 7.
I also still have XP on my Machines at home but i am totally ready to get win 7
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Depending on what the clients asks for up front, we try to push Windows 7 since it's worked out so well for us.
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