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Old December 14th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #23421
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As soon as my new apartment is pinned down - which may be as soon as tomorrow if all goes right [hooray!!!] - I'm going to finally replace the bloody thing. It's old - runs XP - but it's been reliable until now.
My advice is to keep using XP, just have a fresh start. XP has the advantage to run smoothly even on old machines and, as of today, I never found any useful feature XP has not while newer OSs have, so I see no point in "upgrading".
Yes, on a comparison other systems may be easier to use, but since you're already used to XP... that is the easiest

In a few days I'll have more free time, and I'll write some quick advice to keep XP clean.


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It also generates pdf files from any other program, very easily, acting as a printer.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 02:12 PM   #23422
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Microsoft will end its support for Windows XP in April 2014. That means no more updates and patches, leaving the system wide open for compromise.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #23423
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Is it possible to watch youtube's 1080 HD movies in XP? I see quite a difference when playing youtube on Windows8 and Windows Vista. I use the latter as my operating sytem on my older laptop and it does not cope with Ful HD equally well as W8.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #23424
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I can, but my actual limit is the connection speed, so I never actually do it...

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Microsoft will end its support for Windows XP in April 2014. That means no more updates and patches, leaving the system wide open for compromise.
This is true; but the system is mature, so it won't need major updates anymore. Important thing is that sensible programs will be updated (browsers etc.) to avoid leaving open backdoors.
I also think that indipendent (open) projects will rise, since that OS is still pretty popular.

Of course brand new technologies and protocols will not be easily implemented.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #23425
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I can, but my actual limit is the connection speed, so I never actually do it...



This is true; but the system is mature, so it won't need major updates anymore. Important thing is that sensible programs will be updated (browsers etc.) to avoid leaving open backdoors.
I also think that indipendent (open) projects will rise, since that OS is still pretty popular.

Of course brand new technologies and protocols will not be easily implemented.
Windows is a proprietary software (i.e. not open-source), so are you sure that will be freely modifiable after the end of the support? Does the end of the support mean automaticaly also the end of the copyright?
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Old December 14th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #23426
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Old December 14th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #23427
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Is it possible to watch youtube's 1080 HD movies in XP? I see quite a difference when playing youtube on Windows8 and Windows Vista. I use the latter as my operating sytem on my older laptop and it does not cope with Ful HD equally well as W8.
Probably is because Vista could not handle all the performance of the processor as W8 do, or it's just a DirectX version issue.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 11:04 PM   #23428
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My advice is to keep using XP, just have a fresh start. XP has the advantage to run smoothly even on old machines and, as of today, I never found any useful feature XP has not while newer OSs have, so I see no point in "upgrading".
Yes, on a comparison other systems may be easier to use, but since you're already used to XP... that is the easiest

In a few days I'll have more free time, and I'll write some quick advice to keep XP clean.


Meanwhile, you can use this for your pdf needs:
http://www.nitroreader.com/

It also generates pdf files from any other program, very easily, acting as a printer.
Thanks, but it's now definite I'll need a new computer. Clearly the current one's at the end of its life (snif). Couldn't install Adobe 9.5 when I tried a few days ago, then it became unable to detect my wireless modem (I just walked to my office in snow on a Saturday to get on line for a bit). Assuming it's become corrupted. Defragged a few days ago - didn't help. Tried system restore to a few different restore points last night and it tells me it's unable to. So, enough. I'll get my files off it while it still actually works and dispose of it decently.

I have Windows 7 on this (office) computer, so as far as what I'm used to is concerned, I could just as easily use 7 as XP.
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Old December 14th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #23429
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For everyday use xp may be ok, but it's not sufficient for internet security anymore. Upgrade and don't look back.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:03 AM   #23430
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I use Ubuntu Linux 13.04. :-)
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Old December 15th, 2013, 12:57 PM   #23431
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Neither have I, it's the British Isles.

In Britain the RoI is commonly referred to as Ireland. Northern Ireland is thus called, except for some parts of Scotland where its known as Ulster. The whole island is known as the 'island of Ireland'.

And as we all get along like a house on fire (yeah, right!) on these islands.......
The Irish hate the English
The English hate the Scottish
The Scottish hate the Irish
And everyone hates the Welsh!
Nobody hates the Welsh, Fatfield. As a matter of fact, we're a bit jealous because of their sexual adventures with sheep...
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Old December 15th, 2013, 01:27 PM   #23432
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Nobody hates the Welsh, Fatfield. As a matter of fact, we're a bit jealous because of their sexual adventures with sheep...
Baa humbug!
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Old December 15th, 2013, 05:53 PM   #23433
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Just seen a license plate from Iceland in Ljubljana. The only time I'd seen one was 11 years ago in Switzerland.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #23434
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Nobody hates the Welsh, Fatfield. As a matter of fact, we're a bit jealous because of their sexual adventures with sheep...
The Welsh? I have been told that the Scotchmen use a kilt because the sheep can hear a zipper from a mile away.
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Old December 15th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #23435
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I use Ubuntu Linux 13.04. :-)
Ubuntu went down the hill a couple years ago. Last usable one, to me, was Natty.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #23436
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Just seen a license plate from Iceland in Ljubljana. The only time I'd seen one was 11 years ago in Switzerland.
I've never spotted one of these. And only a couple American ones.

I may join the H&A skiers club soon! I always wanted to ski, so I could take a skiing course in January and February in the biggest ski resort of this side of the Pyrenees: Formigal. If this finally goes on I would see the progress of the U/C E07 motorway up to Sabinanigo* for seven weeks. Oh, and I would avoid the traffic jams of Sunday evening as I would go up there on Saturdays .

* Damn budget cuts, "Sabinanigo" looks (and sounds) weird...
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Old December 16th, 2013, 02:32 AM   #23437
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Old December 16th, 2013, 10:01 AM   #23438
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I've never spotted one of these. And only a couple American ones.

I may join the H&A skiers club soon! I always wanted to ski, so I could take a skiing course in January and February in the biggest ski resort of this side of the Pyrenees: Formigal. If this finally goes on I would see the progress of the U/C E07 motorway up to Sabinanigo* for seven weeks. Oh, and I would avoid the traffic jams of Sunday evening as I would go up there on Saturdays .

* Damn budget cuts, "Sabinanigo" looks (and sounds) weird...
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Old December 16th, 2013, 10:03 AM   #23439
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Skiing season fully started here in Mayrhofen. I'll be on the slopes myself on Wednesday. Will get myself a season pass again.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #23440
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Yes, but do you speak Frisian? (I realize that doesn't follow....)
I do a little from my grandparents on my mum's side...
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