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GEE/BEE LOSES XP


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#1 GEE/BEE

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

Hey!
I'm GEE/BEE. Been here before, just never committed. I've Been surfing the web since it started. I was a beta tester for Pacific Bell,now is AT&T. Just recently got interested in how computers tick. Got hacked, so now I have a new system. Live in the Sierras, the wife and I are pretty secluded,so the computer is my window to the world.
Anyway, as the title states losing XP, sad day! . Fact: XP is still operating in 12% of the systems world wide. From Wiki article on history of XP. Look forward to meeting everyone!
Does anyone else miss the old OS's? I remember leaving Windows 95 behind for 98! Ahhh,memories!

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:13 PM

Welcome to BC !

There is topic in XP where many mourn the passing of XP. If you are moving on to Windows 7 I doubt you will be lost or regret it.

Especially with your background.

Feel free to jump in to help others or ask for help in the many forums.

 

Another thought...unless you have some Windows programs such as Office or a game you can't live without, there are several Free Linux OSes that can make

a 10+ year old computer come alive.


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#3 GEE/BEE

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:51 AM

Hey Buddy,
You mentioned my background, I think I should be up front , my back
ground is construction and building and riding Harleys. Most of My computer experience is with the Internet. Another reason I joined this site. As my interest in computers grows, I find myself starving for all the information I can get. I've only been serious about the technology for six months or so. I apologize if I mislead or misrepresented any thing that may have resulted inyourinterpretation.
On the flip side I liked your post.Thanks! Your idea of trying something different intrigues me. I like the way you think! Do you have any links or information on the subject? Again Thanks, GEE/BEE

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 09:13 AM

There is a Linux forum here. One of many good things about Linux is that you can use it without installing it using Live CDs or flash drives. That gives you

the opportunity to see if the hardware and YOU are compatible with one or many Linux OSes....also referred to as distros. All the major distros allow you

to test without installing. Linux & Unix Forum - BleepingComputer.com


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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