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Jim Hillier
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April 27, 2011 - 9:06 pm
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Yes folks, Microsoft have made available a desktop gadget which counts down the time to XP's end of support date [in 2014]. And in true MS style the countdown gadget is not available for machines running XP - only for those running Vista or Win7. Amazing!!

The gadget can be downloaded from [url=http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=53a27766-0168-4617-b44e-74b2886cec6d:3fxdnn44]HERE[/url:3fxdnn44].

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April 28, 2011 - 6:37 am
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Kind of sad, but in the end I'll be glad to see it go.

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April 28, 2011 - 12:08 pm
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Yes folks, Microsoft have made available a desktop gadget which counts down the time to XP's end of support date [in 2014]. And in true MS style the countdown gadget is not available for machines running XP - only for those running Vista or Win7. Amazing!! [/quote:2j6x6pn5]
Who in their right mind and on Vista or Win7 would be interested in the count down to XP's end of support??

I'm glad it's not working on XP - who in their right mind and still on XP would want such a mockish reminder?

On a side note, did you notice that in order to download it, validation is required?

All in all, it seems like the developement of this was a waste of time and resources.
I wonder, will it get patches in the future?

I am human

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April 28, 2011 - 5:44 pm
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[quote:13jtpzz5]I wonder, will it get patches in the future?[/quote:13jtpzz5]
LOL.......now [i:13jtpzz5]that's[/i:13jtpzz5] funny!!!

Agree 100% with you FD. Can't see a need nor a reason for something like that, for any OS!!

BTW: When XP reaches the end of support date in 2014 it will be 13 years young, the longest serving OS in Windows history...and, I hazard a guess, that's a record which will not be broken.

XP was the OS which introduced Windows Product Activation and the first to support 64-bit. XP is compiled from 45 million lines of code [the mind boggles!!].

If anyone wishes to continue adding XP trivia here, please feel free!!

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April 28, 2011 - 8:47 pm
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If anyone wishes to continue adding XP trivia here, please fell free!! [/quote:4zaqz2gv]
Ah, this is all the trivia I know about XP...

1. XP is the second Microsoft OS to contain 2 letters.
2. XP is the first Microsoft OS to start with the letter "X".
3. XP was written by an anonymous group of sub-earth troll over a period of 48 hours after a bet made during a drinking binge.
4. XP stands for e[b:4zaqz2gv]XP[/b:4zaqz2gv]erience.
5. XP works best with 0 core processors - Hey, we all know no one likes to eat the core.

OK, 1 out of 5 isn't bad!

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Jim Hillier
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April 28, 2011 - 9:35 pm
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Are you sure XP doesn't stand for [e]Xtinction Pending??

Actually, that would have been a more appropriate name for Vista!!

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April 29, 2011 - 10:03 am
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So 3 more years of XP support. G-R-E-A-T news for XP users. We'll possible see the demise of Vista, end of Windows 7, and who knows what else. That old expression, "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" rings out. BTW, I hear there's a new Ubuntu out there, Mindblower!

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April 29, 2011 - 5:23 pm
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[quote:3v291bww]BTW, I hear there's a new Ubuntu out there[/quote:3v291bww]
Yep MB, new version (11.04) includes some real improvements for the desktop UI too:

[i:3v291bww]"The release of Ubuntu 11.04 has seen the arrival of a new look and feel for Ubuntu. A whizzy, new launcher and dash, and a clever workspace manager are some of the biggest changes. Take a look at what

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