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Reply #7 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:38pm
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Dandello wrote on Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:07pm:
... for lots of his software, there simply isn't a Win7 equivalent.

I can empathize with that! One of my favorite programs that I pretty much use daily doesn't work with Windows 7, which is on the laptop I use. That particular program no longer provides updates since it's no longer being developed.

But happily to my surprise, the purchase of my new now old laptop included a similar program that turns out to work much better ... after I got acclimated to how it worked.

I'm reminded of my wife's newest cell phone, which she still hates even though its smart phone features are far more advanced than the previous older model flip phone she so loved before. But it's a good thing she doesn't like change.

Otherwise, I'd surely be updated with a husband who has the latest features. Tongue

  

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Re: XP ENDS APRIL 8
Reply #6 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 11:07pm
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Hubby just finished installing Win7 on a partitioned HD and is now dual booting - Win7 for Internet and XP for actually working. (Too many of his programs are VERY old and they haven't been updated to 7 or the updates don't work. And for lots of his software, there simply isn't a Win7 equivalent.)
  

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Reply #5 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 9:55pm
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That Classic Shell looks very cool.  Smiley

As for Mikey, aka John Gilchrist, that was a fun commercial (more info about him here).

As for XP support ending, and disliking new versions as they come out, I think I may have initially disliked all new versions before I ended up liking them (or getting used to them). Not always, but my usual practice is to wait until I buy a new computer or device before I use upgraded software, which as you know, comes with the purchase.

Both my iPod and iPad are now too old for software updates. I only turn on my XP laptop when I want to see if it still works. I haven't really touched an older desktop that has Vista on it. Another desktop I use in our home office has Windows 7, and so does a laptop I currently use.

That isn't to mention what I still have in a storage unit of mine, all but forgotten. Roll Eyes

  

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Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 9:40pm
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XP will still be around after April 8, just no new security updates.

Win7 ain't so bad
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 9:12pm
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Fedora LXDE spin is very, very XP lIke, also tasty

AND Lightweight too!

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Reply #2 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 9:10pm
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JonB says 'Classic Shell'.

http://www.classicshell.net/

Remember 'Mikey' and Life cereal??? (maybe not, LOL)



Classic Shell is good for you!
Tastes Good too...

Try it, you'll like it too...
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Reply #1 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 8:44pm
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Dual boot.  Roll Eyes
  

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Mar 17th, 2014 at 8:27pm
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Microsoft to end Windows XP support April 8

I have an intense dislike for W7 & W8 and fear I will have to go back to MAC. Angry

THE END IS NIGH!!!




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