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Subject:

Re: Windows XP EOL

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Marc Truitt <[log in to unmask]>

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Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 16:37:16 -0400

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On 03/05/2014 04:16 PM, Thomas Bennett wrote:
> Happy 14.x birthday XP.  Now that you have reached the ripe old age
> of 14+ the Death Panel says No Go, bye bye.

Indeed.  While I've used Linux as my primary desktop since the 1990s,
XP is my hands-down fave Windows flavor.  Stable (by M$ standards) and
comparatively undemanding of resources (again, in the Windows sense).
 I still run a copy in a VM under Linux for those things that refuse
to imbibe Wine and that I simply must have available.

Perhaps that's why several contributors to this thread have suggested
that M$' EOL declaration aside, why give it up?  XP, I'll miss ya...

cheers,

- - mt

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of the decline of the creative classes' levees.  This strikes me as an
irony, or an anxious burst of denial.

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