I try not to worry about what others think about my actions...and I reciprocate as well as I can.
People who use XP (unsupported) and Vist (unsupported)...all do so at their own risk and I'm sure that by now...they realize that.
There are some members here who still run some of the 9x versions of Windows...and I'm sure they don't give a fig what anyone else thinks about their using these versions of Windows.
For the record...I run XP and I have since 2001 and despite the noted "lack of security" due to stoppage of critical updates...I have not had an infection, an invasion of any type that interfered at all with my daily usage. I suspect that the same might be true of other users, including those who are running 9x versions and I believe that this is probably due to the fact that the misanthropes who conduct malicious attacks, create/implement malware, etc...well, I believe that they focus on the O/S which provides the largest target of the day...as opposed to those versions which are well past their prime in the public eye.
I could be wrong and just be lucky enough that no one comes up with anything new for XP systems...I don't know but I do know that the old protections inherent up to the time of abandonment...seem to continue do the job on my little PC.
I don't suggest that anyone install/run XP...but I recognize that some users just don't give a care and prefer the simplicity of not having to become familiar with a newer version of Windows.
Myself...I run XP primarily because I like to have some familiarity with its quirks when I visit the BC XP Forum...and I don't think my system is in any danger that can be verified or certified as capable of disrupting my daily use. I have a triple boot...with XP, Win 7 Home, and Win 10 neither O/S provides me with consistently troublesome situations.
Edited by hamluis, 14 August 2017 - 12:10 PM.