Win XP

XP support ends in a couple of weeks so…

How is your (personal) migration project coming along?

We still have a few XP machines at home, and I think I might have a win 2k one somewhere. I won’t be upgrading updating them. We never use them anyway. I sort of wish I picked up a Win 7 licence before the latest Windows Lemon was released.

I read an article that banks are considering Linux for cashpoint software. Well about time!! Those things only have half a dozen options, why indeed have a fully featured fully licensed OS? Although I guess they are getting more options (top up phone, and some random other options I can’t remember spring to mind).

I also read the NHS are negotiating an XP extension. And if MS did a U turn in the face of pubic pressure it wouldn’t be the first time. They are offering a 100USD bribe to encourage XP holdouts to buy a win8 machine. I can’t see that working – they would need to pay me much more than 60 quid to use that time sink.

So are you still on XP or something older/newer/different?

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2 Responses to “Win XP”

  1. Jon Nyman Says:

    I use Windows 8 on my newer laptop (about 3 years old now) in conjunction with Lubuntu (Light Ubuntu) that I put on my old XP desktop (dual boot). I then connect the two with Synergy (single mouse and keyboard for both machines) and BitTorrent Sync (file sharing).

  2. Jon Nyman Says:

    Also, the only reason we boot up in XP anymore is for Windows Publisher. Haven’t found a good alternative yet, or maybe we just haven’t looked hard enough yet.

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