[Chugalug] OT: kill me please

Chad Smith chad78 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 17:24:40 UTC 2013


Do they know about the 4 GB of RAM thing?

*- Chad W. Smith*


On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:27 AM, Aaron welch <n2nightfall at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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