Time to X XP

Here’s some stupidity for you: What’s up with the XP cult? There is a legion out there with undying love for Windows XP… Why?

It was one of the first really stable (eventually), user friendly operating system Microsoft came out with, okay, but why the loyalty when it’s been so clearly surpassed by Windows 7 and was never as good as Mac’s OSX? It’s like there’s this army of zombies that first learned how to use a computer that happened to be running a certain operating system and they just can’t free themselves from the spider’s web that is an aging, soon to be obsolete operating system.

Get over it folks! It’s dead. There is more and more software coming out, not to mention updates to existing software,Ā  that just won’t run on XP, and rightly so.

They cling to it, ever more confused when the newest version of their favorite game or utility program won’t run on it. They ask why. They argue and debate in a frivolous manner as if time ceased to exist and there was no point in moving forward. They waste their lives away bitter that they’ve been robbed. Cheated. Betrayed by the universe. GET OVER IT FOLKS! It’s dead.

Never before has an operating system had such a deluded group of adherents. A cult that obsesses and worships. Protects with a fierceness not unlike that which a mother bear displays in protecting her cubs. But these guardians of the faith watch over a dead corpse. A dead god is what they worship, powerlessly and in vain. Caught in a time warp that bends around them, suffocating them slowly, they go on, questioning, betraying their ignorance and sloth.

A Big Raspberry to you all!

 

’till next time! šŸ˜›

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4 thoughts on “Time to X XP

  1. Tony August 16, 2011 at 17:22 Reply

    Probably because all of their programs won’t run on a newer OS. They would have to buy all their expensive software again (even though they probably get it illegally online anyway).

    • Steve August 16, 2011 at 21:37 Reply

      Any software worth it’s price is available in a newer form for the new Operating Systems, usually at an upgrade price [except that Damn Rosetta Stone which I admit ditched XP and didn’t even offer an upgrade pricing scheme… Bastards!]. OK, maybe you’re right, but that’s even more reason to support…

      Ubuntu! Poor people have no business lining the pockets of Microsoft anyway! šŸ˜‰ Support your local software developers and encourage them to help develop free, open source versions of your favorite expensive program šŸ™‚

  2. eksith August 31, 2011 at 23:02 Reply

    Quite a few companies still hold on to XP not because it’s costly to upgrade or Vista’s bad press, Win 7 unfamiliarity or even native software compatibility etc… but because they just don’t care. I’ve lost count of how many establishments I’ve seen that still run the base installation with (*gasp*) no updates, no “functional” AV and no inclination to change.

    Yeah, it’s a bit slow, but it works for now so I just use it the way it is. I’ll be getting a new computer pretty soon any way after this recession ends.

    Joe the Proprietor

    Well, it’s a bit slow because of the years of accumulated gunk. The notion that XP came out in 2001 and therefore must at least be kept up-to-date and secure is completely lost on these people.

    You service your car, but not your software?

    And people wonder how their identities and credit card numbers get stolen. If that coffee shop you gave your card to or that accountant you trusted your personal info with is oblivious in this regard, you may be pretty much SOL.

    There’s also this fear of wading into the waters of Linux…
    To which I say, Linux Mint!
    All the Ubuntu goodness with no fear of commitment.

    Also, I quite don’t understand why so many people treat free and open source software alternatives as some bizzare form of double-think.

    Free and good? That’s like an oxymoron no? Yeah it’s some form of moroninc to think that .

    I hope people really do get the message that XP (and Vista too, really) is dead!

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