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 Windows 7 vs XP
31-10-2009 11:33 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Mike,
Looking at your post re graphics cards brings me to another question. I see no reason to upgrade to Win7 except to support the MS ecomony. Out of the dozens of reviews and reports I have read the only possible reason I see to upgrade is ram. Since you have this new OS what are your opinions here on Win 7 vs XP. Since support from MS for XP runs until 2014 [which will be when Win 8 comes out anyway] and XP does everything I want or need is there a reason for me to even think of Win7 before the pc replacement cycle?

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31-10-2009 12:14 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
You have seen the series of commercial on American television, PC vs MAC haven't you? Don't you feel sorry for PC?
Buy, buy, buy!
hhrumph-- now on a more serious note. I am not qualified to speak on the subject. I know CAD/CAM and it is a necessary evil to have an OS on the same machine. If XP does everything you want then you are set. I have heard that there is more ram, more security, battery life is up in the air for notebooks. Sounds like you have to turn off all the new bells and whistles to get close to the same battery life. You do have to run VX in XP Compatibility mode anyway.
If you have a choice when making a new purchase, by all means you can't beat Win 95.

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01-11-2009 06:24 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Well no actualy I have not seen the ads and TV ads never sold me anything anyway. We got rid of network TV about 6 years ago to prevent brain rot. As I remember many of the commercials on TV were so bizzare to me that I wondered what target group they were even trying to appeal to. How long does Vx intend to run on XP?

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09-12-2009 01:44 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
I hope your question about how long we will support XP was rhetorical because there is no answer for that. We still support Win2000 even though MS doesn't. We probably still run on NT but we no longer have any NT machines to test on so we quietly dropped that from our system requirements page.

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09-12-2009 06:24 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
Hi Mike,
No actualy it was not rhetorical. SE is dropping support for XP when ST3 comes out and a number of us are unhappy about that considering how many of us still use XP and intend to do so for some time. MS I believe is supporting XP Pro till 2013 or 14 if I remember right so it is not time to have to switch unless a 64bit os is what I want.

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09-12-2009 06:48 . pm   |   View his/her posts only

WindowsXP Home and Pro will have security patch support updates (only) from Microsoft until 2016.

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10-12-2009 04:16 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Could it be because SE is going full 64bit? Or is it because they are going all DirectX 11?

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10-12-2009 09:22 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Don't know for sure. XP is also 64 bit in pro. I will find out though.
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