Elk Grove, CA
I give it a year before it ends up in the dustbin. Google, I love you, but you suffer from a gnats' attention span.
New Orleans, LA
I agree. Google has put forward some wonderful technology and then just abandoned it. This may not be quite qualify as "evil" but it certainly is mercenary.
I still grieve over the discontinued Desktop Search, and wonder how life will be when I eventually move to a post XP desktop.
XP? wow. I loved that OS, but I can't imagine still using it.
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Clinton Township, MI
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XP is alive and well on MANY desktops in offices all over the place. Heck, some colleges are still using it as a client in Linux classes. Meaning you have to know old school key strokes and god for bid, drop to the command line (CLI for those in the know) to run commands. Nope, XP is to the corp world what Windows 98se was to the home back in the day. Stable, did the job and did I stay stable?
Fort Smith, AR
As a Linux user, Windows XP was my favorite MS operating system. Stable, customizable, extensible, and simple. Hated the theme but it was easy to install other themes to, like many Linux desktop environments. However, it does not support much for newer hardware, both due to lack of drivers and technical limitations. Most importantly, it is a security liability without a focus on security patches anymore. I work with Win7 when I have to(least of the MS post-XP evils, for when, for example I have to help someone troubleshoot MS Office) and stay on Linux, otherwise.
A fool thinks they know everything.
A wise person knows enough to know they couldn't possibly know everything.
There are zealots for every OS, like every religion. They do not represent the majority of users for either.
the 64 bit version of XP was a horrible joke also
Fort Smith, AR
But most people ran 32-bit back then and 64-bit offered no real advantage with the hardware and software at the time, for the most part. Obviously, things have changed since then, but Windows XP came out 12 years ago.