Hummm just wondeeing...

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  1. exscentric

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    Make that just wondering :)

    Xp is no longer supported.
    Xp runs 1 in 4 computers world wide.
    Explorer suddenly has a huge hole in security.
    Xp's explorer will get no fix.
    Silly me but is this a little more pressure to update?

    By the way the 18 meg explorer update you may have gotten is not a fix for this hole - it is a fix for another hole that had not been announced.
     
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    Yes, my wife's computer is still on XP and lately it's been locking up, something it never did in the past 11 years. Coincidence? I don't think so.

    So needed to update. Didn't want a cookie cutter machine with Windows 8, so went out and bought components and will build her new machine this weekend. Teenage son talked me into getting a higher end graphics card, "as long as you're building it from scratch...and shouldn't I be able to use it too...?"

    I was surprised that no major manufacturer makes a machine with a good graphics card anymore.
     
  3. exscentric

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    Some of the etailers have some gaming units but off the shelf stuff is pretty lame anymore. Last couple we've bought were even less than I had been looking for.
     
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    I find it hard to believe 1 in 4 machines today still operate on XP. But I did get rid of mine a few months ago, it was a very old PC that was on it's last leg anyway. But I really don't like Windows 8. Hopefully 9 will be along and replace this .
     
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    The national news used 1 in 4 as their talking point a time or two. Many gov. systems are still xp. OR is just now updating to 7 in some of their departments. They use old software programs that can't run on new stuff so they are slow to change due to slow development of their programs.
     
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    News said Microsoft has released a fix - even for the xp brower!
     
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    Government systems don't use XP. I know.
     
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    Well ... at least until October 2012, the Navy was still using XP; not sure if they've finally made the change to Windows 7.
     

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