quote: For many people in the corporate world, there is no real reason or need to upgrade from the 14-year-old Windows XP to a more modern version like Windows 7 or Windows 8.
quote: There's no "real" reason for *anyone* to move from XP to 7 or 8. Other than the fact that Microsoft has now EOLd it, making staying there simply insecure.
quote: Microsoft has added new features, even if you don't use them.
quote: YOU are not the only person on earth.
quote: They need to access Facebook and send email. Pretty much it.
quote: If you have a hint of the experience you claim to then you can't argue against that statement. At all.
quote: Not any more so than other OSs, to be honest. And if you've been keeping current with patches and antivirus/antimalware, it's fine.
quote: 1) Explorer leaked memory when folders were left open
quote: 2) XP was noticeably slower than 7, and 7 is slower than 8
quote: 3) 64-bit support was difficult to include to XP (PAE is NOT acceptable)
quote: 4) XP's architecture made it difficult to secure
quote: But I can't say I feel for anyone still using XP who's complaining that MS won't support it any more.
quote: I'm sure there are incremental benefits, but on the whole XP runs great and there is no compelling reason to rebuild from scratch.
quote: And I'm sure you are as shocked as I was when the deadline passed for official Microsoft support...and nothing happened.
quote: Lets try a number then - let's say 80% of PC users do not NEED anymore than what XP offers, IF security was NOT an issue. If all you do is facebook, email, vacation planning, recipes, ect XP is fine