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  •  Wow, That Gives Me Ideas. I Have Some old DOS (3+ / 0-)

    software I need to use and XP still runs it. If I could put XP inside a mac, hmmmm.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 04:39:10 PM PST

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    •  XP is going out of support in 2014. (0+ / 0-)

      Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 Support Ends April 8, 2014

      This may not matter for legacy setups.

      Microsoft has tried once alrady to drop support for XP, and I'm pretty sure they will stick to their guns the second time.

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      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:17:41 PM PST

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      •  Not if they're too damned busy... (2+ / 0-)
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        BlackSheep1, radical simplicity

        ...hemmoraging money over Win 8.

        Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

        by JeffW on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:19:23 PM PST

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      •  Well, my XP has been cut off from updates for (2+ / 0-)
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        years and is only running stuff that was largely for 95 anyway. I do have to put up with those messages that my machine may be at risk because I've denied it net access for updates.

        One, a very sophisticated image processing package, I'd truly miss if I lost XP capability. The rest would be mild memories of things of yesteryear like some of the old DOS games.

        The only foes that threaten America are the enemies at home, and those are ignorance, superstition, and incompetence. [Elbert Hubbard]

        by pelagicray on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 05:25:49 PM PST

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    •  See my comment downthread (2+ / 0-)
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      Add a drive, run Boot Camp, install XP, good to go forever. Boot XP natively.

      Or other various emulation options as well. I also have VMWare Fusion set up for minor fiddling between systems when it's not worth rebooting, or I need to keep switching back and forth. It's a little slower, but there are always trade-offs.

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