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Andy[_17_] January 3rd 18 08:02 PM

XP questions
 
Been a while since I used XP.

I know many browsers will no longer run on XP.

What else won't run anymore?

And it stopped getting security updates.

I would think that since it was around so long, there shouldn't be that many security flaws.

Just curious,
Andy

[email protected] January 3rd 18 10:12 PM

XP questions
 
On Wed, 3 Jan 2018 11:02:34 -0800 (PST), Andy
wrote:

Been a while since I used XP.

I know many browsers will no longer run on XP.

What else won't run anymore?

And it stopped getting security updates.

I would think that since it was around so long, there shouldn't be that many security flaws.

Just curious,
Andy


I am still running XP on several machines. Firefox 47 and Internet
Exploder 8 still run OK. A few things don't work like the version of
Media Player that can talk to a Samsung TV and streaming Showtime but
most stuff still runs OK. I put a 7 machine on the TV to deal with
that.
I also have troubles networking with the 7 machine. Seven will not
talk to my W/98 at all and I can't pull files from the 7 machine from
XP but the 7 machine will pull XP files so it is no big deal.

J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_] January 4th 18 08:27 AM

XP questions
 
In message , Andy
writes:
Been a while since I used XP.

I know many browsers will no longer run on XP.

What else won't run anymore?

And it stopped getting security updates.

I would think that since it was around so long, there shouldn't be that
many security flaws.

Just curious,
Andy


Nothing wont run "anymore"; whatever used to run, still does. The
closest to "has stopped working" is indeed the web, in that many pages
now rely on coding that older versions of browsers don't implement well.

If you meant, what now has _versions_ that won't run under XP, then I'd
say at least 50% of software that is still being developed - Office
(Word etc.), Firefox, Chrome. Notable exceptions include IrfanView,
Brother's Keeper, ...

I don't buy a lot of new hardware these days, but I find a surprising
amount _does_ still come with XP drivers. Major things like motherboards
and graphics cards are tending not to, though.

Why are you asking - just curiosity, or do you have a requirement?

(FWIW, I - and, perhaps unsurprisingly, most here - still find XP quite
usable; in my case, this XP is my main machine, though that isn't the
case for all here.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for
everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off. - Albert
Pierrepoint, in his 1974 autobiography.

Andy[_17_] January 4th 18 01:53 PM

XP questions
 
On Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 1:29:02 AM UTC-6, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Andy
writes:
Been a while since I used XP.

I know many browsers will no longer run on XP.

What else won't run anymore?

And it stopped getting security updates.

I would think that since it was around so long, there shouldn't be that
many security flaws.

Just curious,
Andy


Nothing wont run "anymore"; whatever used to run, still does. The
closest to "has stopped working" is indeed the web, in that many pages
now rely on coding that older versions of browsers don't implement well.

If you meant, what now has _versions_ that won't run under XP, then I'd
say at least 50% of software that is still being developed - Office
(Word etc.), Firefox, Chrome. Notable exceptions include IrfanView,
Brother's Keeper, ...

I don't buy a lot of new hardware these days, but I find a surprising
amount _does_ still come with XP drivers. Major things like motherboards
and graphics cards are tending not to, though.

Why are you asking - just curiosity, or do you have a requirement?

(FWIW, I - and, perhaps unsurprisingly, most here - still find XP quite
usable; in my case, this XP is my main machine, though that isn't the
case for all here.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for
everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off. - Albert
Pierrepoint, in his 1974 autobiography.


I have been using Ubuntu Mate.

I used to use XP and really liked it.

Andy


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