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JHC
Aug-31-2010, 23:38
Looks as if support for Windows XP is about to end, it will still work of course but no more support, service pack 3 was the last.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/virtualization/vmwares-maritz-virtually-pronounces-death-of-windows/2247?tag=nl.e589 (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/virtualization/vmwares-maritz-virtually-pronounces-death-of-windows/2247?tag=nl.e589)

Contratrombone64
Sep-01-2010, 00:03
who cares? I don't.

JHC
Sep-01-2010, 02:33
who cares? I don't.

FU Jack I'm OK eh ;)
Just a timely nudge to the few still running Widows and there are quite a few (I still run Windows on my Lap top) if you have a crash and do not have a full back up CD you will have problems.

wljmrbill
Sep-01-2010, 02:57
I believe support for service pack 3 and up is still available.

JHC
Sep-01-2010, 03:55
Bill, I think you are right but a full back up CD would be prudent for users.

Contratrombone64
Sep-01-2010, 04:06
Colin - what's the SW club??

JHC
Sep-01-2010, 04:43
Colin - what's the SW club??
Sorry David but I would have to kill you if I told, suffice it to say it is a very exclusive club and membership is by invitation only. sorry.

Lusaka_Guitarist
Sep-01-2010, 09:00
Sorry David but I would have to kill you if I told, suffice it to say it is a very exclusive club and membership is by invitation only. sorry.

I hope they won't have to kill you for revealing to us that you are a member.:)

Lovemore Nanjaya.:guitar:

dll927
Sep-01-2010, 18:42
This whole software business is a constant effort to revise and come up with something just slightly new, that keeps the bottom line flowing. Microsoft was on federal trial a few years ago, but they got off the hook. You know what they say about money and justice.

As an amateur photographer, I have Adobe Elements. So far I have bought three versions of it. Every time I buy one, it isn't long before a "new" version comes along -- they are currently on version #8, or were last I heard. Even the photo magazines said the #8 was very little different from #7, so don't bother.

And of course, nearly all of the software programs for computers have a "subscription" system, and you have to "renew" it every year. They don't leave anyone in the dark about what they they are out for --- $$$.

Dorsetmike
Sep-01-2010, 19:59
I manage to get along mstly on free appications, Open Office instead of Microsloth; for photographic work The GIMP and Picasa do most things, Audacity for audio editing, surprising what you can find if you search around, being on a pension sure is an incentive to look out the freeware.

wljmrbill
Sep-01-2010, 21:43
:banana:"Ain't it the truth".. Mike and we worked for many years to get here..LOL

JHC
Sep-02-2010, 00:02
I hope they won't have to kill you for revealing to us that you are a member.:)

Lovemore Nanjaya.:guitar:
I am fishing incase there is a member on MIG :trp:

JHC
Sep-02-2010, 00:05
I manage to get along mstly on free appications,


:banana:"Ain't it the truth".. Mike and we worked for many years to get here..LOL

Me as well, 99% programs I use are free, and loving it.

teddy
Sep-02-2010, 10:58
Collin thanks for the link. I still use XPPro, mainly because I have it networked at the office. Just got my youngest daughter a new laptop with Seven installed and will be interested to try it out. I agree there is a lot of freeware out there if you look around. i use several programs myself. Biggest problem I find is companies rushing software out before it works properly (Vista?) and then havining to reissue or patch.

teddy

JHC
Sep-03-2010, 02:37
I use Vista and had a few problems same as with the present IE, I hope the new version of IE works better. The thing I hate is when a program tries to become the preferred program when this happens I just un-install but it is a pain.

Contratrombone64
Sep-03-2010, 03:37
Serves you all right for using PCs ...

JHC
Sep-03-2010, 05:01
What are you using David?

Krummhorn
Sep-03-2010, 07:59
XP has been good to me over the past 7 years ... and I have kept up with all the updates, so I am at SP3 as well. When the fun ride ends, I will then update to Windows 7 or its successors.

teddy
Sep-03-2010, 15:59
Colin,

No need to uninstall. Just make sure you have default set up on your choosen search engine. When you are installing new programmes they often have a box pre-ticked (i.e. Set Yahoo as my searcg engine. ) Just make sure you have unticked the box before proceeding. I have used firefox and found it very good. I have to use IE as one of the major programmes will only work with it, but I have had no trouble with the latest version.

teddy

JONESEY
Sep-03-2010, 16:30
I use XP at work, in fact I fought against any Vista upgrades - it's still possible to buy a machine with XP on it from Dell!!.

However, at home I use a Mac ... if I could get one for work I'd throw the laptop running XP in the bin straight away!

Dorsetmike
Sep-03-2010, 17:57
@ Teddy, yep, IE is needed by MS Office and surprisingly some parts of Control Panel, I tried deleting IE completely, manage with Open Office instead of MS Office, but loss of bits of Control Panel are a bit of a pain, what's more deleting IE still leaves bits of it lying around, so when you try and admit defeat and re install it you can't because of the bits you can't get rid of, the same sort of thing applies with Acrobat reader, it's impossible to delete all of it, and the bits left stop you re installing.

The only way out is the "third world virus" otherwise known as Format C: I'm just waiting for a couple of free days to do that and the re-installing that follows!

Dorsetmike
Sep-03-2010, 18:03
Further to the above, I did contemplate Ubuntu Linux, but quite a few of the applications I rely on don't have a Linux version, also there is no Linux driver for my colour laser so I can't win! :cry: :( :banghead: :nut:

teddy
Sep-03-2010, 20:55
Unfortunately I have to use IE at work as one of the most important pieces of software I use was designed specifically to work with it. There is no way out.

teddy

JHC
Sep-04-2010, 03:00
I had no probs with windows XP, but Vista [on my desk top] can be a sod at times, it is eventually coming right but just as likely to throw a wobbly at any time, my desk top is a Dell and that has a very useful feature feature [Dell restore] I have used it twice to clean up, it scrubs every thing that you have added and restores the computer to the condition it was in when new, so long as you back up [ on a separate HD] you are safe, but you still finish up with IE, it will be interesting to see what the new IE is like.
teddy, I have firefox installed and the present version does seem to be a lot easier to live with. but I am so used to IE :grin:

JHC
Sep-04-2010, 06:27
Talking of computers when did your addiction start

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/diefledremaus/Image2-1.jpg

And is it really bad????

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/diefledremaus/Image4.jpg

teddy
Sep-04-2010, 11:18
reminds me of my youngest daughter. A facebook freak. I can't understand these people who spend all their time on forums. :D:D

teddy

JHC
Sep-05-2010, 00:05
I agree teddy what are they about eh? I say what are they about?

Montefalco
Sep-05-2010, 10:50
I know someone who took two laptops and a playstation3 with him for a three-day trip. Talk about computer-addictions! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

JHC
Sep-06-2010, 00:26
At least my desk is tidy :)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/diefledremaus/Image10.jpg

Contratrombone64
Sep-06-2010, 02:25
I use the sharp end of my tongue predominantly, but I also use an iMac.

Dorsetmike
Sep-06-2010, 11:35
Colin, that reminds me of the step son's room, except for the lack of more used plates with congealed remains thereon and 2 litre ice cream tubs half consumed and left to melt, not many crisp(chip) bags either.

teddy
Sep-06-2010, 11:47
With my youngesr daughter it is clothes. She is clean but the quantity of clothes she owns is boggling.

teddy

Lusaka_Guitarist
Sep-06-2010, 13:03
Hey Colin, those pictures are scary. LOL!

Lovemore Nanjaya.

marval
Sep-06-2010, 19:03
I use Windows 7 on my desktop, my laptop was upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista.

JHC
Sep-07-2010, 01:12
Good to see you again Marg do you find W7 much better than Vista did the upgrade cost much?

marval
Sep-07-2010, 18:42
Good to be back Colin, we find Windows 7 much better than Vista. I am not sure how much the upgrade cost, my husband sorted it all.


Margaret

JHC
Sep-08-2010, 07:19
Hey Colin, those pictures are scary. LOL!

Lovemore Nanjaya.

Perhaps we should put it to rest eh ;);)

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j309/diefledremaus/Image11.jpg