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but he has only 900 mb of ram, so you go into his pocket and telling him to buy ram and OS without knowing if he can afford it or want it.
with 900 mb of ram he cant upgrade to seven.
so just tell him to buy a new pc and you're done

these suggestions are good if you people sitting on the side and throwing things without even thinking but for him it just might be diffrent, so everyone with xp just replace the pc, it's cheaper then upgrading
Upgrading would be better Imo you get updated OS and you have new hardware.
 

WinXPert

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Windows XP SP3 no longer receives Security Updates from Microsoft, it's a vulnerable and old OS. Same applies to older mobile operating systems, they get replaced.
I'm not bothered even if MS support for XP ended last April. Obsolescence is only relative. Plus this netbook is where I do my malware analysis. For browsing and surfing like what I'm doing now, I just switch to Linux :)
 

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You should have said in the description box. I was under the impression that you used XP for online banking and entering passwords into an potentially exploitable IE8 web browser. Or even worse, the non-tabbed IE6 browser for online gaming. Have you visited http://theie8countdown.com ?

If Linux is your primary OS, then there shouldn't be a problem with security / privacy, assuming it's updated from any major flaws etc.
 

nissimezra

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Would you rather use a Updated OS or a Vulnerable OS? :oops::rolleyes:

I'd like to get your opinion @Huracan
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I personally dont update my OS, so i'm not right person to ask.
upgrading the ram and the OS can cost 200 box, on our days you can find new pc for 300 box

I have 3 old dells laptops, 2 are running xp 1 vista, the xp's for my daughter to watch tom and jery, what will we gain from upgrading the OS? will tom and jery look better?

the vista has core to duo 2.5 gig of cpu 4 gig ram, but my wife use it only for skype, so if i'll upgrade to 7 or 8 will skype be better? no. so why even thinking about it.

people have different point of view.

and even if 8.1 will be free I won't take coz my wife will get lost. so for me i'd rather use vista not 8.1.
 
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Windows Config Updated

Still using Lucid 5.28 on the same netbook. Might try another distro soon.
 
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Updated as of 30 July 2014
Operating System:
Windows XP Home SP3

Architecture:
32-bit (x86)

Computer Knowledge:
Advanced

Last known malware infection:
Tested a trojan yesterday

VM Malware Testing:

Yes, I use a VM for testing

Number of users for this PC:

I'm the only one who is using this machine (Private)

User Account Control settings:

N/A (Applies to Windows XP or prior)

Real-Time Protection:
Qihoo 360 TS
Windows firewall (default settings)
No Autorun
Unchecky

On-demand Scanners:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2 Free
Malware Destroyer Portable

Privacy software:
None

Backup and Recovery:
Dropbox
Google Drive
External HDD

Web Browser(s):
Main: Firefox. Secondary: SRWare Iron

Extensions and Plugins:
Password Hasher
Flash Block
Image Block
Scrapbook +
WOT
No Script
360 Web Shiled

Any other software:
Wise Care 365
CCleaner
Photoshop CS6
System Explorer
Picasa
Gom
Tinyapps
PortableApps.com Suite
Sandboxie
 
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Hard drive crashed. Can't repair XP, can't even re-install it. Tried Windows 7 but no go. Now I'm using Vista
 
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