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    I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    I have been a lounger for only a short time.
    This question has been floating around in my head for a while and some of you will no doubt shake your heads as say ''why me'' but I can't help myself I have to ask.
    There must be very good reasons for it I"m sure,
    So here it is.
    Why do people still use old os like win2000 and xp ? When we have vista and soon to have win7
    I told you some would say why me...

    Gus..

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    Gus,

    I currently use Windows XP and Office 2003, because I understand them and they meet my needs. I would need to buy new hardware to upgrade to the latest versions and they don't really have any features that I need.

    StuartR

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    My home PC runs Win 98 while at work I use Win 2000. Like Stuart I've stuck with them because they do the job.

    I've been using PCs since the mid 1980s and learnt loooong ago that new is not always better. It is much more logical to upgrade when you have a need for the new and not simply because it's available.

    Ken

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    I did upgrade from Windows 3.11 to Windows 95 as fast as I could, because there were so many new and useful features that I wanted in that version, so I do move quickly sometimes.

    StuartR

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    Some of us only "make the jump" once we're satisfied we're moving to robust system with a time-proven track record. I moved to XP Pro once SP2 had developed a "solid" reputation. Looks like I've missed Vista altogether <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> and will be waiting some time for whatever newer version shines out. When you're making your living from computers, the last thing you want to be spending time on is getting the O/S to behave itself properly.

    Alan

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    My home PC happily runs Windows XP, but it's not powerful enough for Windows Vista.
    My employer sticks with Windows XP because it's stable, while Windows Vista still causes many problems more than 2 years after its release.

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    I run Win 3.11 on an old 486 (was 386 but I changed) to run a financial database. works so well why change?
    Also boots up quicker and load applications faster then the time it took to type this post <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>
    Paul Coyle
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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    Easy

    1) Can't afford a new PC
    2) Work still uses XP (see #1)
    Jerry

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    Well, I've been thinking of upgrading to OS X 10.5 but my wife's laptop is too slow. It also would cost $100 or so. I just might wait for 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but then I'd have to upgrade my hardware to one of those new-fangled Intel Chip Macs ...

    On the other hand 10.4.11 works just fine <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    <img src=/S/pcvmac.gif border=0 alt=pcvmac width=137 height=30>

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    I agree with a lot of the views expressed. I use XP, and it is likely that to upgrade to Vista or Win 7 I would need a new PC. I always think that it is unfair of MS to tell us when a Windows version is nearing the end of its lifecycle that they advise us to upgrade to a newer version of Windows. It is most unlikely that a computer bought with an older version will be capable of running the latest version. However much I would like Vista or Win 7 it will have to wait until I am ready to change the hardware. And at the moment, it works so why change it?

    Ian

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    Re: I am sorry but I have to ask !!!

    Foe me I use both 98SE and XP in this PC.

    Reason I keep the 98SE is because I still like to play some of the older games that cannot be played with XP.

    I use XP because it fits my needs.

    As a lot have said, jumping to the newer OS's would mean spending more money to up grade new hardware.

    One's needs/means are the main reason for staying with a certain OS
    Catz

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