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04-08-2014 05:01 AM  4 years agoPost 1
Pistol Pete

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Windows XP Support.

You served me well for 10 years.

Time to upgrade...bugger.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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04-08-2014 01:39 PM  4 years agoPost 2
BeltFedBrowning

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04-08-2014 01:53 PM  4 years agoPost 3
Pistol Pete

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Cant be "that" bad, or is it?

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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04-08-2014 02:07 PM  4 years agoPost 4
BeltFedBrowning

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04-08-2014 04:11 PM  4 years agoPost 5
AirWolfRC

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Well . . . Micorsoft is not "supporting" XP any longer . . . boo hoo

What does that mean ?

It means Microsoft will no longer be providing "updates".
. . . Read that "no longer providing fixes"

When I install XP, I turn OFF auto updates, why do I want to let Microsoft keep fiddling with my system if they can't get it right the first time ?

Besides . . . it's just all marketing.

So . . . if you want to keep drinking the Microsoft Kool Aid,
. . . keep throwing your money at them.

Fact is that your XP will keep working just like it has for the past 10 years.

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04-08-2014 04:33 PM  4 years agoPost 6
bkervaski

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Yea, exactly! I'll never give up my flybar and GY-401 gyro!

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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04-08-2014 04:34 PM  4 years agoPost 7
GyroFreak

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Looks like I need to keep my computer running Vista and my laptop running Windows 7 alive and well for the rest of my life. I suppose I'll expire first.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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04-08-2014 04:44 PM  4 years agoPost 8
Pistol Pete

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@AirWolfRC
Steam engines, typewriters, DOS, CRT, GY401, 72MHz, to name a few, also work but some like to evolve just like hackers.

I am more concerned on the security exploits given lack of patches.

annnnnd...No, I dont drink the APPLE stuff either.

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04-08-2014 04:46 PM  4 years agoPost 9
GyroFreak

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Perhaps Windows 8.1 update fixes most keyboard/mouse user complaints, at lest they say so.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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04-09-2014 03:40 AM  4 years agoPost 10
nitro fun

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Perhaps Windows 8.1 update fixes most keyboard/mouse user complaints, at lest they say so.
Lol.

Maybe the next version they sell you will fix the fix that was suppose to be the fix for the fix of the last fix that was suppose to be fixed from the fix before.

And of course they keep it so your computer can be hacked. That they will never fix.

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04-09-2014 06:24 AM  4 years agoPost 11
ticedoff8

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Did you know that 95% of all ATM machines run Windows XP?
I am not kidding.
That means 95% of Wells Fargo ATM, Chase ATM, Bank of America ATM, the ATM at the Seven-11, the ATM at the bowling alley - you name it.
95% run Windows XP

I run Linux on my desktop / laptop systems.
I would guess that most of everything you do is online in some way, shape or form. Most of the time, the only thing you use your desktop or laptop for is to open a browser and go to RR, Google Docs, Facebook, Flickr.

If that's you, then download a copy of Ubuntu and load it onto that "old" hardware. And never have to worry about anti-virus updates again.

Believe 1/2 of what you see and none of what you hear.
Fake News will be the downfall of our Republic!

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04-09-2014 02:06 PM  4 years agoPost 12
JasonJ

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I have had a win 8 machine for over a year now and it has been fine. You can always just use it in desktop mode and not bother with the tiles. The lack of a start button has been largely irrelevant to me. I had XP pro prior to that.

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04-09-2014 05:26 PM  4 years agoPost 13
AirWolfRC

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Most people are just a revenue source for the likes of Microsoft.
Most people don't realize that the product is faulty but pushed to market to make a buck. And then the "new and improved" version is just the same old thing with a new fancier and different paint job . . . to get people to spend more money.

At least newer models of cars, unlike Windows, the basics like the location of the gas pedal, brakes and steering wheel don't get moved around all the time.

I wish I could learn how to trot out a new faulty product and get people to actually like it and pay good money for it.

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04-09-2014 06:39 PM  4 years agoPost 14
PBusch

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Usually its time to get a new computer so who is actually paying for it?

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04-10-2014 03:12 PM  4 years agoPost 15
Pistol Pete

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Given I have other means to access the www, THE cheapest option is to just disconnect it from the net as it will be eventually delegated to a small CNC platform in the future.

It has been in the garage/shop 8 out of the 10 years anyways and I have only need to replace the hard disk once and now it needs square rubber bands for the disk drivers.

Ubuntu sounds interesting as well should I decide to keep her "connected".

Thanks all for inputs.

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04-10-2014 03:24 PM  4 years agoPost 16
AirWolfRC

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When I install XP, I turn OFF the auto updates.
That, along with a standard anti virus is all it needs... ever needed.

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04-10-2014 03:36 PM  4 years agoPost 17
Pistol Pete

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^What antivirus are you running?

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04-10-2014 06:10 PM  4 years agoPost 18
Juggernaut

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This PC I'm using is an XP, and I'll continue to use it until it no longer functions.
What Microsoft is trying to do is a scare tactic. They had over 14 years to clean up their mistakes within XP. All Microsoft state is they will no longer support XP. But if you still have the installation CD and require to reload XP onto your PC, they will continue to authorize it's use.
But keep in mind, that many developers are migrating over to the 64 bit processor, before you do purchase software for your old XP make sure it's 32bit compatible.
XP will still be here for a bit, Not planning to give Microsoft a bonus this year or next year, they will just have to wait.



Finally learned to fly inverted, Helps if you stand on your head

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04-15-2014 05:05 PM  4 years agoPost 19
lfalsetto

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I think Microsoft is trying to play catch up. They had a great OS for a long time. Cornered the market, then the market evolved and now they are trying to reinvent themselves by forcing Windows 8 on everyone. However now there are other solutions.

http://www.ubuntu.com/

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04-16-2014 05:27 AM  4 years agoPost 20
Grizzly83

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Check out LinuxMint. I finally swapped my old xp desktop over to it and couldn't be happier. It just works great.

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