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haroldo

join:2004-01-16
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reply to Sweet Witch

Re: [Beginner] XP??

said by Sweet Witch:

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I'm trying to help an almost computer illiterate friend ...

I helped my computer illiterate friend 'switch' in ten minutes. Just a thought?


donoreo
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said by haroldo:

said by Sweet Witch:

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I'm trying to help an almost computer illiterate friend ...

I helped my computer illiterate friend 'switch' in ten minutes. Just a thought?

XP came out in 2001. Time to learn something new.


skeechan
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...why if it ain't broke?


haroldo

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said by skeechan:

...why if it ain't broke?

...it is

quote:
...friend who needs a new computer but she only knows XP and I only have the G4...


skeechan
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I meant, there is nothing "broken" about XP, still the 2nd most popular OS after Win7 and widely supported. No reason to 'learn anything new'. If she needs a replacement machine, I'd recommend a refurb from a local electronics store. Our local Microcenter routinely has refurbed Dells and HPs for around $140 (Core2Duo, Win7 machines) or $80 (for P4 XP machines). There is nothing "new" to learn about Win 7.

Win 8 with Start8 is almost useable if the machine has to be 'new-new'.


donoreo
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said by skeechan:

...why if it ain't broke?

Always good to learn.


skeechan
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Not always...not to interested in learning how hitting yourself in the head with a hammer (aka WindoW 8) hurts.