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Will Opera be supported on Window XP

  • Perhaps not better, but I would think a bit more secure.

  • Originally posted by browzer1:

    re leushino ... "XP is nearly twelve years old for crying out loud. Time to move on into the modern world."

    Excuse me? We still have two home computers running XP. They run flawlessly.

    The "modern" world is not necessarily the "better" world.

    i completely agree with u. its just like the newest version of a software. just cuz its the latest doesnt mean its the best. xp has worked well for me and i have no reason to spend more money on a new system, unless its windows 8 with a touchscreen.

  • Ultimately, support for XP will depend on how quickly people jump ship when the security updates stop in April. Currently XP has between 15% and 30% of the user base. Websites considered Opera worth supporting at its 2%. As long as XP stays above 5% it will be supported by just about everyone. I plan to hang onto XP for years if I can. There will probably be extender software available for XP like there is for W98 which allow it to run some XP programs. My guess is that XP is good for another 5 years given its large current user base in spite of Vista,7 and 8.

  • Moving forward is the only sensible thing to do in tech. Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option. If you don't like Windows 8, then at least move to Windows 7. Listening to Windows Weekly, we're in for some great changes in Windows in the spring of the new year (just a few months away... probably a return of the Start menu) and Windows 9 (Threshold) in 2015. I always update to the latest OS. I want the latest technology and the latest security.

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option.

    I agree withe the first part... but windows is not the only operating system. Depending on the usage you can have a faster, more secure, reliable and up to date system for free.

  • Originally posted by artmil:

    Originally posted by leushino:

    Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option.

    I agree withe the first part... but windows is not the only operating system. Depending on the usage you can have a faster, more secure, reliable and up to date system for free.

    True.

    I also learned today from the WW show that support for Windows 7 will cease in March of 2015 (that's only two years). Whether MS will choose to extend it or not remains unclear. The point is, if you are debating purchasing a new Windows computer, buying a Windows 7 system might not be the wisest choice. According to the sources, the start menu is being added back to the Windows 8 OS just a few months from now and the fact that Windows 8 "is" a more secure OS than Windows 7 is sort of a no-brainer since you can now boot directly to the desktop.

  • I have been using XP for a long time, And the last time i got a virus, was no time. I'm still using them. They all run as if they have no tomorrow. And leushino, I heard that Windows 7 End was on 2055. Bosco30, I found my friend get a update on May 2014! Besides, With all this stuff about 28% of avast! users keeping XP to 30 something Percent of internet connected PC's use XP still to UK government wanting to keep XP alive, Microsoft will break any day.��

  • Originally posted by artmil:Originally posted by leushino:Remaining with an OS that is more than a decade old is simply foolish "if" you can afford to move forward. If you can't... well... there's really no option.I agree withe the first part... but windows is not the only operating system. Depending on the usage you can have a faster, more secure, reliable and up to date system for free. True. I also learned today from the WW show that support for Windows 7 will cease in March of 2015 (that's only two years). Whether MS will choose to extend it or not remains unclear. The point is, if you are debating purchasing a new Windows computer, buying a Windows 7 system might not be the wisest choice. According to the sources, the start menu is being added back to the Windows 8 OS just a few months from now and the fact that Windows 8 "is" a more secure OS than Windows 7 is sort of a no-brainer since you can now boot directly to the desktop.

    Win 7 support ends 1/14/2020.

    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=windows+7

    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

    By then one can safely upgrade from Win 7 to Win 9. It seems every other Win release is a bit of a dud.

  • Still. Keeping XP. I am keeping XP, Office 2003 and Microsoft Bob. And no matter what you guys say, i am keeping them. (stamp noise) Final.

  • I still have XP SP3 on my "desktop" (technically a nettop) ... it doesn't have enough RAM to upgrade to 7. If it reaches a point where I can no longer run XP on it, then I'll be running Mageia Linux.

  • While I'm personally sticking with 7, there's no reason anyone has to upgrade from XP, just because MS is no longer updating it. If it works for you, and does everything you need it to, then that's all that matters. It's the same advice I give customers of mine who ask how often they should upgrade their PC. It's when it no longer does what they need it to do. Likewise with upgrading your OS.

  • While I'm personally sticking with 7, there's no reason anyone has to upgrade from XP, just because MS is no longer updating it. If it works for you, and does everything you need it to, then that's all that matters. It's the same advice I give customers of mine who ask how often they should upgrade their PC. It's when it no longer does what they need it to do. Likewise with upgrading your OS.

    Bad advice. The various security features of each Win OS (a significant percentage---probably the majority---of which the average user is unaware of) have for years been superior to their predecessors. That alone is reason enough to upgrade.

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