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Opera 38 not installing in Windows XP

  • I think that both business ethics and common sense would suggest that if there are bugs and security flaws in an operating system, it's due to the negligence / mistake of developers so it must be fixed even if they don't plan to add new features to that OS

    Nope. Thats like saying if a book you bought has a spelling error then its the authors/publishers responsibility to send you a replacement page every time you find one. Even if the 'spelling error' is the result of the spelling changing after the book was published.

    Keeping up XP would have been important because Windows 7 is full of bloated and heavy-weight components that require a lot more resources than XP.

    People said the same thing about Windows XP when comparing it to Windows 3.1. Its system requirements were much steeper.

    A lot of computers that are in good standing will be trashed because the average user won't risk using an outdated OS thanks to the anti-XP propaganda all around the IT news channels.

    If your car can't travel at highway speed you don't bitch and complain until they lower the speed limit so your Model T can travel on them again, you get a faster car. Thats the way life is. You can cry and moan and complain all you want, its not changing. Deal with it.

  • ... I think that both business ethics and common sense would suggest that if there are bugs and security flaws in an operating system, it's due to the negligence / mistake of developers so it must be fixed even if they don't plan to add new features to that OS. ...

    That's just plain silly. There have been virtually no software products ever written that don't have multiple 'bugs' in them, by some definition of that term... and some of those never get fixed because they're obscure enough to not be a significant or noticeable problem during the supported lifetime of the product - after which, no fixes will be issued, period, since that's exactly what 'no longer supported' means. Similarly, security vulnerabilities are continually being discovered even in old software (and firmware) long since out of support - things like buffer overflows, memory violations, and a host of other kinds of issues whose presence is often obscured until somebody stumbles on them while fuzz-testing or playing black-hat games on systems or hardware that happen to contain them. If that software happens to be out of support by its maker, it will NOT be patched. That is reality.

  • As usual, bigger is better but like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, utility is in the works of the user. Generally speaking, the standard is about competition and if it doesn't grow and make more $$ it will die. Obsolescence for the masses is the bread and butter of business and of course making an OS that non techy end users can tailor to their needs isn't competitive. Thank you Bill Gates.

  • 2016 the year of technologic absurdity. Like in the movie Idiocracy.
    In my opinion there's some engineers over-acting things, killing flies with bazokas.

    I'm still using 2006 machines to do the same things back then.

    But suddendly, if you fall into the update-mania sindrome, one could easily end up with a machine that's unable to do the same things 10 years ago.

    VLC ?? c'mon. ...javascript? c'mon! no big deal, no rocket science.
    Youtube is not delivering holographic 4D frames yet, IT'S THE SAME logic.
    We're overacting things, bringing complexity to the code just for the sake of it and
    making applications really slow, to do the same things with a very little added value within 10 years.

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