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Bane of my fucking life.
Shouldn't get viruses if they do absolutely fuck all other than run one program which queries a pricing database, right? Right?
'Cause I'm not updating them to Vista or whatever the fuck.
yes they can definitely be compromised by any new or existing security exploit that hasn't been patched.
but Windows XP is popular because it works - People don't care / notice too much if the platform is stable, but they do notice usability.
The UI for WinXP is just good. Clean, slick, a bit cartoony. Fairly intuitive. The last real victory Windows had. Windows 7 was good too - people liked it as it was more like an updated XP. But they got rid of that alsmot immediately to make way for Windows 8 as they were panicking aobut touch screen functionality and tablet integration.
It literally amazes me that Microsoft don't seen to know what the fuck they're doing these days. Windows 8 universally loathed, IE not used (does anyone use it by choice over Firefox or Chrome?!) - even their phones aren't a rival to Apple in any way.
Most bloated, directionless software company ever.
but may be not. they've just put out office for ipad and made windows FREE for screens less than 9'' in size.
I keep considering a 365 subscription because I'd get all my machines (PCs and Macs) plus all my tablets etc. But I don't really use Office enough.
It's bloody irritating that they don't do a standalone office for Android, though.
Once you'd followed the 4 or 5 clicks to turn off UAC it was way way way better than XP.
People are such moaners when it comes to Windows. I think I still see a spinning beach ball more often than I have any kind of crash on my work PC running loads more demanding stuff...