1. No support for Windows XP anymore, sites post how to switch to Linux, people write angry comments arguing for and against Windows. It's a delight to read all the stupidity.

    Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:10:40 UTC from Choqok
    1. @broniebrown Why would they need support anyway I'll never understand

      Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:11:32 UTC from web
    2. @broniebrown What's that? A piece of software which has been supported well past its prime is finally being dropped? WHAT A CRIME!

      Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:12:37 UTC from web
      1. @mrmattimation It was announced years ago that they would drop service.
        Why can't these people just get windows 7, or if they want to, Linux.
        It doesn't take a massive argument, all that does is make people's decisions harder

        Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:29:33 UTC from web
        1. @sleumas2000 Or just keep using their perfectly working XP installs.

          Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:31:07 UTC from web
          1. @nerthos Until microsoft, in their infinite wisdom roll out a last update with a massive bug in that they forget to fix, making the whole system unusable.
            But that does seem like a sensible Idea. Since when did windows update do ANYTHING good. All it's done to me is slow my computer down!

            Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:32:40 UTC from web
            1. @sleumas2000 The reasonable course of action is, of course, have updates set to manual.

              Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:33:22 UTC from web
              1. @nerthos I do, but then windows (in a ploy to make you update) deliberately sslows down until you restart, thus installing the updates.

                Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:34:15 UTC from web
                1. @sleumas2000 I haven't installed an update since 2012 (on win7)

                  Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:35:23 UTC from web
                  1. @nerthos I install the WinMSRT every month, but never anything more

                    Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:36:07 UTC from web
        2. @sleumas2000 The fact that it was announced years ago is what makes this whole thing even more ridiculous. It shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, especially since the software has been around for over a decade.

          Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:38:29 UTC from web
          1. @mrmattimation YEs, the fact that they have stopped supporting it has made me realise how old all of this is!

            Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:39:29 UTC from web
    3. @snowcone Yup, standars microsoft feature, slowing the comouter for no benefit.
      That's why I have a dual boot with Linux Mint

      Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:37:38 UTC from web
    4. @snowcone Not if you disable it completely.

      Tuesday, 08-Apr-14 12:38:16 UTC from web