Originally Posted by Paddy OPlastic
XP was dreadful - a complete bodge job. They didn't even rewrite the code to draw the window decoration, they just drew on top of the decorations generated by the W2K code. Badly written drivers could and did crash it regularly. No execution protection to speak of. And it was slow. It was so far behind the times even when it was launched it was funny.
I have 8.1 running on a machine I originally bought with XP. It runs far quicker and so much more reliably than ever before and it needs less memory and processor. Like AmicusPro says you just have to add a start menu and you never have to see the new interface at all.
Windows 7 was just Vista+ and just as slow and resource-hungry. Ugly too. Can't stand it.
Personally and professionally I'm glad I ditched Windows years ago.
What the hell are you talking about, i just laughed my head off.
XP ran on systems with 256MB and was very fast with 1GB.
Windows 8 needs 2GB to run properly, thats 10x more resources required than XP.
If you bought a new laptop and installed XP it would be lightening quick and would be much quicker than windows 8 as its a tiny miniscule operating system, it would probably run fast on a mobile phone!
Its old and outdated now and is prone to attacks which is why we dont sell it anymore. I know that over 30% of computers in the world are still using it though aswell as most cash points, hospital apparatus and CNC lathes etc will always use it.
Also when it came out it was ahead of its time when you consider that we were all used to Windows 98\millenium (which was actually pretty much 95).
Anyway, what we all need to agree is that Windows 8\8.1 is appalling and we need something that will replace it which is stable and without bugs.
Microsoft always make a good OS after a terrible one so 10 should be good.
Win98 - (Good) > Millenium (Crap) > XP (Good) > Vista (Crap) > Win 7 (Good) > Win8 (Crap)
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