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tech stuff … sort of

Am curious to know how many of you are still running Windows XP. For those who are, a question.

Are you concerned with the decision to stop all support and especially the monthly security patches come April of 14?

I have read only in the last day or two, that MSFT has been very critical of the continuing support of XP by browsers Firefox, Chrome and Safari. MSFT wants those browsers to stop supporting XP in April, I have read.

Well, I have XP and my pc won’t take Windows 8 but I think it can accommodate Windows 7.  Sooooo.

I have been thinking of an upgrade to 7 till that one ends and then buy a newer pc which to be honest, I’d like anyway.

According to the things I have read in computer magazines here, it will be very risky to continue running XP after April, and they advise upgrade at the least.

Upgrade to 7 will be cheaper then buying new of course, and so far there really isn’t anything wrong outside of software, with my pc.

Something else I take into consideration that many of you won’t is age. Not the computer’s age but MINE.

These things can last quite a while, and I think my next new one whenever that is, might just be my last.  Funny how one thinks with age, innit?

What with some serious spending coming up shortly, repair to roof and other home repair, I can not spend huge sums on a pc. But .... one also gets what one pays for and I won’t try and buy unbranded stuff I am not familiar with.  Since the next will probably be the last, my head keeps returning to a MAC, even tho I know they have a gouging unreasonable mark up.  I think DELL now owns Alien but have seen no ads for it in a year.  It was supposed to be a very fast machine but then, what do I know?  Not much or I would not be writing this.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/29/2013 at 01:59 AM   
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