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pconroy328

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mileshuff wrote:

pconroy328 wrote:

Computers are the only things, as far as I can tell, that can still perform their original functions flawlessly but become worthless overtime.


XP is still used by quite a few companies for specialized applications. Companies invested millions of $'s and labor to develop custom software for XP. When MS comes out with new OS's that are not fully backwards compatible it is painful for these companies to start all over again. Of course this doesn't affect the casual home or office user so few realize the significance of such problems.

I have a multitude on PC's running every OS including good old DOS! One runs native XP, another running XP under HyperV on Windows 10. Working on redeveloping software but it will take time.


Sure.
Yes.
You're right!
There's OS/2 out there!


But show me ONE corporation that says "Oh, we're happy to be on XP in 2020! We're thrilled."

No it's because they're stuck - they can't (or won't) recode.

XP (like any operating system) still has a number of open holes. Exploits never closed, never fixed.


If a company wants backwards compatibility, I'd pick UN*X over Winders in a heartbeat. Even some of the Motif apps I wrote in the early 90's still run on Linux. [emoticon]

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pconroy328 wrote:


Sure.
Yes.
You're right!
There's OS/2 out there!

But show me ONE corporation that says "Oh, we're happy to be on XP in 2020! We're thrilled."

No it's because they're stuck - they can't (or won't) recode.

XP (like any operating system) still has a number of open holes. Exploits never closed, never fixed.


If a company wants backwards compatibility, I'd pick UN*X over Winders in a heartbeat. Even some of the Motif apps I wrote in the early 90's still run on Linux. [emoticon]


Only reason not 'thrilled' is because of MS pretty much forcing Windows 10 whether you want it or not. Backwards compatibility has never been a strong part of MS products. They want their cash flow! There are tons of exploits in Windows 10 as well. Patches are released constantly just like prior OS's. Many of those are inherit to Windows 10, not XP. Hackers aren't targeting XP much I would assume!


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I just looked to see if the OP was still reading this topic. He got what he wanted just after he posted originally early last July and hasn't commented since. There's a lot of good information here and some not so much but the topic seems to have a life of its own. Why beat a dead horse?


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