[Chugalug] OT: kill me please

Aaron welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 16:27:05 UTC 2013


I still see gamers using brand new PCs with XP on them.


-AW

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Chad Smith <chad78 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think XP might deserve some sort of award for the most widely used and
> longest used version of a end-user OS.
>
> I mean, it came out in, what, 2001?  Has only had 3 major updates?  And,
> according to Wikipedia, is still the second most widely used OS on the
> planet with a whooping 39.5% as of January, 2013.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems
>
> You may hate it, and probably do, but that some major league staying power
> right there.  Almost 40% of people are running a 12 year old operating
> system.  To put that in context, OS X - the very first OS X - came out the
> same year.  It has had 9 cost-you-money upgrades since then, and is still
> only on 7% of computers....
>
> All Hail XP indeed.
>
> *- Chad W. Smith*
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:15 AM, DaWorm <daworm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com>wrote:
>>
>>> And we keep a WinXP laptop with some strange things on it for the same
>>> reason... and an old Dell desktop, also running XP.
>>
>>
>> Up until a  couple of years ago I kept a 486 running Win3.11 just to
>> support a custom ISA data acquisition card.
>>
>> Jeff.
>>
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