Will someone please kill Windows XP?

September 20, 2010

I just read Adrian Kingsley-Hughes article about XP users throwing a tantrum because MSFT wont support XP for IE9.

Really? Seriously when will this end?

This operating system needs to go away! I am sick and tired of this tea-party-like operating system that hangs outside of the mainstream but once in a while pops up and holds everyone hostage.

People need to get off this OS.

That’s all..no facts or stats. Just my pissed off rant.

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  • Fuck you! Windows XP rules!

    Anonymous September 21, 2010 5:01 pm Reply
  • I have win xp, vista and the latest win 7and as far as i am concerned, win XP is still tops.
    So will the moron who wants to kill it off give some consideration to killing himself off.

    ron williams September 22, 2010 1:42 am Reply
    • My Windows XP computer is faster than my Windows 7 computer. No joke.

      Anonymous September 22, 2010 5:08 pm Reply
  • I love these comments..

    Onuora Amobi September 22, 2010 9:22 am Reply
  • I have been running Windows 7 for about 6 months now so I can learn to support it when we roll it out to our users. I still very much prefer Windowx XP and I can’t see this changing.

    Who knows, maybe Windows 8 will top XP for me, but not unless some significant changes are made.

    Sav September 22, 2010 11:43 am Reply
    • The only changes with a computer running win 8 will be the hardware!!!
      oh and don’t forget the MS features (bugs) and improvments (reduction in productivity)

      1234 September 23, 2010 10:29 pm Reply
  • I have been using windows 7 for about 6 months now on my laptop and still using win xp on my desktop. The truth is, windows xp still operates “flawlessly” for me. Win 7 is ok no problem with it, even though I had expected something “better” based on what I had read earlier about win 7. The features that come with win 7 as far as i am concerned are nothing to talk about. Win 7 is an ok OS.

    Antmjm September 22, 2010 12:37 pm Reply
  • all the xp people who claim that “i have compared xp and 7 and … blah blah … xp is teh best” are full of it, I run xp, vista and 7 side by side all day and 7 out-paces xp in almost everything it does. XP users truly need to stop holding back the evolution of a platform because they’re scared to death of change and are too cheap to buy a new machine.

    Anonymous September 26, 2010 6:27 pm Reply
  • the truth is Xp was the best OS ever. Microsoft needs to build a new OS totaly different to win peoples heart like xp did. I can’t ague win 7 is great i love the blinds, speed etc. At the moment its chewing money out of every one’s pocket as it requires latest things only. As for me i go down woth XP

    Sirnyjel September 29, 2010 7:21 am Reply
  • I think let XP should be allowed to retired honorably: – your view that Windows XP has 66.7% worldwide acknowledgements & we know our Herds instinct too & best matured Windows XP also need to be kept to learn further.
    Microsoft is doing that. Internet Explorer-9 not made applicable to XP & no further updates, also for XP which has been finest & perfect as we all know as still we need further developments/ improvements/ enhancements; learning from our earlier good works, we can’t keep perfects as our future end of requirements enhancements betterment. Sir I think you would agree that Microsoft has to keep its tag & that need to be given importance too. “they see it as a deliberate motivation to get more users to buy Windows 7” Yes sir naturally secondly Win-7 has already adopted XP Mode, Virtual PC with IE-6 inheritence. I agree after IE-6 there was lull when Microsoft was getting 95% of market share: Chrome, Firefox came, lowering the Microsoft’ market share, IE-7 came after 7 years, IE-8 came with Windows 7 & now Internet Explorer-9 has beautiful with enhanced features & their market shares are again recovering.

    Mkrajyana October 2, 2010 11:13 am Reply
  • xp was the best but a linux computer its better than the rest :)) pawned

    Guest October 17, 2010 8:28 am Reply
  • why get rid of XP??? Vista came out and everyone (after a month or two) stayed with XP because everyone who had changed to Vista was experiencing problems, thats why 7 came out shortly after. but comparing XP to 7… I’m still using an XP computer (about to get a new computer) but I use 7 computer at work set up by my brother, 1st one was a dell (i know i know) and 2nd was from a local computer store. we have had problems on both systems. DOn’t know whether my brother has just lost his touch with computers (which is why i’m not asking him to help me with my new comp) or whether it is just the software we are using for work (surfcam, Autocad etc) but everyone else seems happy with 7, and everyone loves XP… so to each his own, but XP is rock solid… almost, but no OS is perfect.

    Schnee_boy October 23, 2010 8:56 pm Reply
  • XP works, why change? My company have to change almost 6400 XP computers $$

    Info November 19, 2010 6:01 pm Reply
  • I have to say, from the amount of people who are still in love with Windows XP, it tells me that Microsoft has a problem on its hands.

    XP loyalty is cute but baffling to me as it seems that Windows 7 is an infinitely superior operating system on every level.

    Onuora Amobi November 19, 2010 6:53 pm Reply
  • MS should do the right thing, release a final service pack (Service Pack 4) for XP that includes support for IE9 and ties up all the loose ends left by SP3, then drop back to security updates only for XP.

    Red95 December 16, 2010 8:15 pm Reply
  • I agree Microsoft should find a way to kill XP.
    An easy way would be to allow XP mode for all editions of Windows 7 and to enable the execution of any possible application with known issues with Windows 7 to be installed in the XP virtual PC in a transparent way for the user.
    This way people will not have any serious reason to hang with this completely obsolete O.S which gives me headaches each time i see it on a computer.

    Timiteh December 18, 2010 10:37 am Reply
  • “XP was and still is the best” “Why change something that works”

    I too am sick to death with these obnoxious XP lovers. They cannot take any criticisms towards their precious OS. OK I admit it was great – (Note the “was”). But you fanboys that hold this OS so dear are stopping innovation. What’s the point of developers utilizing new technologies when half of you are so hell bent over a piece of software. Something you can’t touch. You people are worse than those people whom only play retro games.

    Ichann May 4, 2011 5:20 am Reply
  • If MS would release Win 7 Home Basic (not to be confused with Home Premium) to market, 7 would do better. It has no Aero, so it runs quite well on computers that runs XP. In fact, battery life is better, there’s more speed.

    But they only release it to “developing” markets. The only way to get 7 Home Basic is to be a TechNet member. For $199 (the desktop package), you get 2 keys for many OS/Office packages, and those keys are good for 10 installs or life, whichever comes first.


    Charles Tilley July 25, 2011 7:30 am Reply
  • dam people, the one big problem with our society now is its wasteful consumable mentality! I HATE new operating systems because they FORCE us to go out and buy yet newer hardware, thus scrapping the older (1-2 year old) hardware! It’s no wonder our planet with all its life is suffering. XP is for me until I can justify polluting the enviroment with my scrap computer! Yes i’m old-school, but at least i’m in touch with reality and OUR enviroment!

    Ctrlkx August 2, 2011 3:37 pm Reply
  • I agree, Xp sucks big time and is slow…

    Pierre August 23, 2011 11:11 am Reply
  • For your information, about 46% of industry is still using XP and they don’t have any intention of changing a good working OS.
    Someone said changing 6400 computers involves a lot of cash and I agree.
    Most of my clients are still using XP in my part of the world and don’t see any reason to change what is working for them.

    Uncle Bill October 11, 2011 6:29 pm Reply
  • I’ve got Win XP desktop at work and it is a dog …. IT refuses to get me a better PC and I”m senior in tech support – go figure.  I’ve got XP desktop at home on a wired DSL and a desktop on Win 7 home premium wireless that is 10 times faster, but doesn’t support all the same software … daughter has HP Win 7 home premium laptop and it is a screamer, too, on wifi, but recently cracked the LCD screen and needs $350 in work to fix (not covered by costco warranty) … our XP has problems all the time, but I love the classic use and screens … I’m not holding onto it for nostalgia – it has the software I need and Win 7 doesn’t support it very well or won’t without expensive upgrades.  That’s what is holding me back …

    Rugratz2222 June 4, 2012 12:14 pm Reply

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