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coologuy1957

Any Windows XP users left in the world?

I find it comical that it shows 600 people owning Windows XP on here... It is still by far the most installed version of Windows... Meanwhile, we show 500 people owning Vista... All the older versions of OS X show small numbers, but the most recent version, Snow Leopard, shows double the installs of either of these - 1200....

Its interesting nonetheless to see the OS make up around here...

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kris

Well, Snow Leopard is a given because it just came out, so people are more likely to jump on the bandwagon and remember to add it to their lists...

Both my home and work machines still use XP.
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deinfinityx

I will be my vista netbook fell through so now i have an Xp netbook, don't know how long i will keep it though.
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coologuy1957

Even Windows 7 shows more owners than XP and Vista (700) and its not even been released yet!! (official launch Oct. 22, although I realize lots of "owners" on here are beta/RC-users, pre-orders, and people who have a free upgrade from a recent pc/laptop purchase....)
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chuck07

A lot of people got it from mdsn and msdnaa. Thats where I got my pro version.

there is also the bootleg way.

gotta remember the demographic on these forums.
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coologuy1957

its very clear its a "newer is better" demographic... I guess it matters too that I'm more of a collector than a first adopter... I'd need a few raises before that could happen....
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deinfinityx

Plus i would imagine, up until today, all of my xp machines are gone for vista flavor, so that could factor into it. My XP was in my had now in my have, and to be honest i am slightly pissed my netbook came with vista and now i have to buy 7 but i doubt anything microsoft will stay on there.
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coologuy1957

happy b-day btw! with new toys to celebrate with even!
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deinfinityx

Thank you, a little earlier but all the same its hopefully going to keep me up during my 36 hours straight of work and training this weekend, well that and a mass amount of caffeine.
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deinfinityx

FWI i hate XP with a passion, maybe i am spoiled and this is a netbook but none the less it is annoying downgrading.
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gsd

I have an old computer that can't run Vista. So it runs XP. It's a decent OS - it's outdated, yes, but you know whatever you through at it will be compatible.
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coologuy1957

XP has always been good to me and I haven't gotten a new computer with Vista yet. At this point, I probably never will. Next one will be win7 and I want to use the student offer to get it for my girlfriends laptop too... How many different computers can you install Vista/Win7 on using one copy?
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deinfinityx

I am not sure on that but would like to find out as well, i have 3 computers now i would like to install it on, mainly so i could be rid of xp, lol, i really don't hate it but there are so many notifications and annoying things i have to deal with. Needless to say its already running Ubuntu netbook remix and i am quite happy with that.
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stridermt2k

I have a couple of machines that run great under XP.
I simply can't afford to upgrade ALL of my computers to Windows 7, which I'd honestly consider if I could, as they all briefly ran the Win 7 beta with few real problems.
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coologuy1957

Did your Win7 computers have a hard time seeing the XP machines? My win7 box is being a pain on the network even though I opened it wide open to share and put it on the correct domain. I don't know what the problem is......
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Ianny

I still have Windows XP Professional running on my Desktop machine, which is a 6 year old Dell Dimension 8200, with 1.5 GB of RAM and a Pentium 4 processor. I could probably upgrade to Windows 7 and the thing would still run, but I really have no reason to do so at the moment. XP suits it well, and I really only use it to run Skype, and occasionally edit a podcast or two in Adobe Audition.
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Ryudo

I use XP MCE edition 2005
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mlicata

Vista was too big to run with VMWare on my MacBook Air. I'll upgrade to & as soon as Snow Leopard is supported under boot camp,
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phathom

I've been using Windows 7 RC1 and Full Windows 7 on my Mac, Bootcamp works fine and the drivers too. Don't know what your problem is.
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forkboy1965

I still run XP Pro on my 5+ year old, home-built desktop PC and have no interest in updating to either Vista or 7. However, I also run a laptop with Vista and I will likely update it to some version of 7.

And for the record, I also run Snow Leopard on my iMac.

I've tried Linux on a number of occasions (on an old laptop), but continue to find it more work than it's worth. Sure, I've been sucked into the world of proprietary this and proprietary that, but I really prefer to think of my computer as a tool and not a way of life, which is how Linux always leaves me feeling.
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ubi79

I run XP on a ME computer... Windows 7 is out of reach for old' faithful :(

I also have a Vista machine that I plan to upgrade.

:)
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xcom

I have a Windows 7 / Wndows XP dual boot. I don't consider myself that much of a geek to have Linux yet.
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cplush

have a windows 7 machine for my primary computer and a secondary XP computer that i use occasionally due to it having an optical drive
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xcom

I've moved back to Windows XP as I only have a netbook. Windows 7 run OK on it but I want to wait for a few weeks......
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Castaa

Aside from better 64-bit support in Windows 7, I still think XP is the best Microsoft OS for 32-bit computing.
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Neel

Windows XP is the dominant OS in the world and it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon. It has an absolutely massive install base and many of its users would sooner buy a new computer than consider upgrading to a new OS.

I personally love 7 and run it on all my machines. Aero snap seriously increase my productivity and saves a ton of time.

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dave

Yeah, so many companies still use Windows XP in the corporate environment. It's pretty insane. It's cheaper to just replace a computer when an old one dies, rather than deal with the hassle of upgrading the operating system.
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coologuy1957

We still use Windows 2000 at my work, though some lucky users have XP. I personally love XP and have it on all my home machines. I will probably get Windows 7 when I buy a new machine, but I'm pretty happy with my equipment right now...
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ArmpitOfDeath

Practically all my Mac VM's run XP. And of course, all my Windows 7 machines have XP Mode - and a number of Vista machines at the office also have XP in VM.

And I have a number of XP utility machines floating around the place in the office, although everything I actually use on a daily basis is Vista or 7.

I'm also re-piloting some Mac Pros with XP in Boot Camp. I really would like more use out of these since when not running OS X based programs they're idle, but if they run badly it's not an option. Vista and 7 aren't stable on Macs - practically 100% of the BSOD's, freezes and crashes on Vista post-'08 and W7 I've had are on Mac/Book Pros - so it's out of the window (aha) for now. Maybe XP will fare better.
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fourblades

We're still XP SP3 at work...
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justus87

Same here. It will be that way for a long time.
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RATBORG

Still using Windows XP on some of my laptops ;-).
But ok, nothin can beats Windows 7!! For sure
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digitalrao

Ya I use Windows 7 Professional with free download of XP professional on my VMware Player . and then other backup computer is XP Home ..I still use XP in alot of things.. I see alot of customers with XP still that I help Fix and Tune up , other stuff. I am Technical support ..
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qyiet

If you are using Win7 Pro you can get XP mode which is a very tight intergration of the virtualisation. It also means you don't need a seperate XP license (that technically you do for VMware) www.microsoft.com­/windows­/virtual­-pc­/download.aspx
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michael72

I'm still using XP on my old desktop (bought it in 2001...it still runs quicken just fine). I mostly use my MBP, but Quicken for mac is aweful, so I keep the dinosaur around for that alone.
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Pesci20X6

XP Black Edition on my netbook (it came with Home pre-installed). 7 on my other laptop and older desktop. Vista on my gaming rig (haven't gotten around to upgrading, when I do I'll be doing a clean install - I've never liked doing upgrade installs when it comes to Windows). I've gone through phases of using 7, Ubuntu, Jollicloud, Mint, and Chrome OS on my netbook, but I went back to XP a few months ago.
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