Hi everyone I switched to xp early on and most of the platforms here are on it (except for one win98se and 2 win 7). I don't see any reason to make a switch on the ones running XP. Most of them have no INTERNET on them anyway and I do not connect USB dongles to them so they should be safe. If it ain't baroque, don't fix it. Shai בתאריך 17/07/13 5:44 PM, ציטוט Tom Fine: > Hi Carl: > > For most corporate everyday tasks, there was enough user interface and > computing power back with Windows 2000 (an update of WinNT that > brought the user interface in line with Win98, and improved many > things). Most of that power was brought into WinXP for home users, and > XP Pro continued the improvements for corporate users. So for most of > us, there is no reason except forced obsolesence to "upgrade" any > further. In my opinion, only someone with more money than brains runs > out and gets every "upgrade." There is now a long history of lardware, > "feature-creep" and ill-conceived "reinvent the wheel" disasters (like > Windows 8, for instance). If something works well, the wise man sticks > with it until he's absolutely sure that something better has finally > come down the pike. Newer <> better. > > In a business setting, IT budgets are basically massive cost centers > unless they are directly improving productivity and allowing machines > to take over work done by people. So, needless "upgrades" and needless > hours wasted re-training people on new software direct impacts the > bottom line. In small businesses like mine, it's money directly out of > my pocket, twice (once to buy the un-needed "upgrade" and once to use > non-billable hours trying to figure it out). > > BTW, I didn't switch to XP until it was up to SP3. Win2K was serving > my needs just fine. By SP3, XP was clearly a superior operating > environment and could be tuned to look and act almost exactly like > Win2K with some ease-of-use improvements. > > -- Tom Fine > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Pultz" <[log in to unmask]> > To: <[log in to unmask]> > Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:16 AM > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The end of Windows XP? So What !!! > > >> It's surprising how much mission critical corporate infrastructure >> runs on >> old platforms. When I was a tech at an IBM data center ten years ago, >> there >> was tons of old junk running monitoring and disaster-recovery systems >> for >> big corps, with whining hard drives and irreplaceable hardware - >> disasters >> waiting to happen. I was amazed at the willingness of managers to >> roll the >> dice at that level with that much wealth on the line. I doubt that has >> changed, though older PC gear is much more capable now than what was old >> then. >> >> Anyway, for small shops it is reasonable to run old stuff isolated so >> long >> as you don't create more hassle with that than the effort of >> upgrades. Keep >> a close eye on the HW and the 'restorablility' of your old box. Keep >> system >> images, compatible maintenance utilities, and spare parts on hand. If >> you >> are only going to play in your own sandbox, that's fine. If you need >> skills >> that are portable, or you need to interoperate with other >> environments or >> people who have moved on, then it's good to stay conversant with newer >> formats, interfaces, and standards. Unlike tape machines, there isn't >> usually anything endearingly better about older computer gear, and >> upgrades >> are deductible business expenses. >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List >> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dan Nelson >> Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:59 PM >> To: [log in to unmask] >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The end of Windows XP? So What !!! >> >> So what if MS stops security updates for XP..... >> I have xp pro running on all of my stand alone audio work stations... >> none >> of them are on line ! >> Just like 10's of thousand corporate computers are running XP >> isolated from >> the internet as long as XP runs the existing internal programs MS >> dropping >> support doesnt matter. >> My work stations are running Intel I3 with 8 gigs of ram .... more >> than xp >> knows what to do with but they run 12-18 hours a day and never blink. >> Just run XP off line and save the hassel of finding replacement >> programs . >> dnward >> Beautiful Music you will never forget, at; >> http://www.americanbeautiful.podbean.com/ >> >> > -- בברכה, שי דרורי מומחה לשימור והמרה של אודיו וידאו וסרטים 8-35 ממ.