What is your Computer Operating System?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by texan, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years
    That's the message from Microsoft as it reminded consumers that its support for Windows XP SP3 and
    Office 2003 will end on April 8, 2014.

    According to Microsoft marketing director Stella Chernyak that means the software giant will nix
    security updates, non-security hot-fixes and technical support after that date.
    So let the countdown begin. You now have less than two years to get your affairs in
    order and hightail it to more current software.

    Read more: Death Watch: Microsoft to kill Windows XP in two years | Fox News
  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    No more security updates? That's not good.

    I've always wanted to check out linux. Homepage | Ubuntu
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    OX Lion, I think.
  4. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    I go thru laptops rather quickly, so I got windows 7, by the time a new window system is out, I'll be ready for a new laptop.
  5. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    It's OS X 10.7.3, right now.
  6. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    As a MAC user, you are all right.

    Many still use Microsoft, and I willing to bet, that some still use XP.

    I like XP. But Windows 7 and soon 8 are the Microsoft OS (Operating System) that many use.

    But there are holdouts that stiil have XP.

    Nothing wrong with that.
    But the 2 year warning has been given by Mr. Bill. :geek:
  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    There is a Dell in my abode that has XP. I am happy it's not mine.
  8. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    I have always heard from Apple / Mac users they will never go back......

    So be it. I have nothing negative to say about them, in this forum.

    Still like my Microsoft. Guess it is like a GM vs Ford discussion.
  9. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    Go mac, never go back. :obeyhypnosmiley:

    I tried two different pc's after I put the bubble mac out to pasture. No go. I ended up breaking down and buying a brand new (very expensive) Mac.

    God, life is good. :bigsmile2:
  10. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    I use my iPhone that the only thing I can figure out. My wife does the computers in my house.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I think I have XP.

    WHAT SHOULD I DO???????!!!!!
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    My 2 PCs and 2 laptops have Win 7 on them.
    I bought used PCs to get XP on them for 3 years or so. No way I was going with Vista.
    UPS is converting to Win 7 with all new PC/laptops.
    Win 7 requires more memory - at least 4 gig ram.
    I have 16 gig in my main Photography PC and 8 gig in my Photo laptop. 4 gig in the others.

    I like Macs but all my software is for Windows.
    A lot of photographers use Mac.
  13. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    One suggestion. Put 7.00 dollars a week away in a hidden place.

    7.00 x 52 = around 350 x 2 years = 700.

    For 700.00 in April of 2014 you can purchase a nice HP laptop with Windows 8, service pack 1
    with 8 to 12 gig of ram and a 1 terabyte hard drive.

    Obtain one with 1 gig of video ram also.

    Laptops keep going down as I-Pads, Kindle Fires etc are driving the prices down.

    You can take a laptop on vacation, or a daytrip and use it in a hotspot.

    Just a thought.

  14. faded jeans

    faded jeans just a member

    Go get the shots at the clinic and hope it clears up!
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When you start up your laptop/desktop make sure to look at the welcome screen--it will tell you what your operating system is.
  16. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    XP was a solid OS but win7 has it beat, once I changed over I never looked back. Vista oth was a joke.

    I still have XP on a netbook but I'll probably switch that to Linux.
  17. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    So technically, I could change the OS on my laptop? How hard is that?
  18. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Gee ovah, in 2 years time, you'll need a new pc anyways, why even worry ?
  19. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    110.00 dollars and some work.

    How old is your current system?


    Hard drive size and age. Most do not last over 4 to 6 years without developing bad sectors.

    Bus speed?

    What method do you have to backup your current data? External hard drive?
  20. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm switching my netbook to Linux as we speak, it's a piece of cake. And it's free.