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Businesses using Windows XP don't have to move to Windows 8 once Microsoft withdraws support - they should consider other "innovative" options such as tablets, Chrome OS and virtualisation, Ovum has said.


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Re: Forget Windows 8: XP users have options, says Ovum
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 11:23 »
I'll be going to Windows 7 - unless M$ decide to extend support for XP.   :worm:
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Re: Forget Windows 8: XP users have options, says Ovum
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 22:19 »
Go on Simon, give windows 8 a try. I think you would be amazed just how good it is. I put a start button on my spare desktop and it works very well but I don't think you need it once you get used it being on the right.  :devil:
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Re: Forget Windows 8: XP users have options, says Ovum
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 23:18 »
I've got a copy of Windows 7 still sealed in it's box from when it first came out, so no point buying Win8 as well.  I don't like to rush things.  ;D
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Re: Forget Windows 8: XP users have options, says Ovum
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 07:42 »
I really like Win7.. but my experience of windows 8 on a normal machine left me confused. I don't see the point in it unless you have a touch screen device.
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Re: Forget Windows 8: XP users have options, says Ovum
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 08:50 »
I do keep thinking about doing it, but it's such a mammoth task backing everything up first, just in case (I do have Windows on a separate partition), then reinstalling all the programs afterwards.  It would take at least a full day, so I need to psyche myself up for it. 
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