Windows XP death date

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    • #37295
      AvatarchrisColorado
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      the July 2008 issue of PCWorld Magazinesays:

      “…XP is leaner, meaner, and less bloated than Vista. Despite the outcry from users, however, at press time Microsoft still planned to retire the OS[XP] on June 30, 2008.”*

      That’s horrible. I hate Vista and the fact that XP is going away in 9 days isbad news to me.

      I’ll stick with XP as long as I can and then maybe switch to Linux or (oh no!)a Mac.

      For those PC people who are buying a new editing computer, you have 9 days.

      *PC World Magazine, July 2008 issue; pg. 92, right column

    • #165181
      AvatarAspyrider
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      When I bought my Dell a couple of months ago I specified XP pro be put on it. Not sad in the least. Even if they don’t support it I’ll still use it.

      j

    • #165182
      AvatarAnonymous
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      wonder how much the market for xp is going to go up at sites like ebay…

    • #165183
      AvatarD0n
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      maybe, it will be a murder-suicide, and it’ll take out vista before it goes…..

      lol!

    • #165184
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Don’t despair too much. Plenty of stores will still sell XP, and you can always try to find legal copies on eBay.

      Viva ‘le XP

    • #165185
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I’ve heard Vista sucks ass.

      I’m currently using XP. How many gigabytes would a 45 minute video take up on my hard drive for editing purposes? I have a 70 gigabyte setup now and have about half of it filled up.

    • #165186
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Maverick, when working with dv files, a typical hour of dv avi is 13 gig. From what I gather from your post, you have one hard drive. I advise you to get a dedicated drive for your video files, do not capture to your system drive that contains the operating system and programs.

      John

    • #165187
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Wonderful idea. Thanks for the tip.

      How big of a dedicated hard drive should I consider for video editing and file storage? Does the size of the drive have any effect on editing speed and ease of use? I’d rather not be hamstrung by a slow system that’s on overload in case I underestimate my needs.

    • #165188
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I don’t get why Vista is so bad. I switched from XP to Vista and really didn’t notice much of a difference.(Other than the look of it). Anyways, goodbye XP.

    • #165189
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I don’t get why Vista is so bad. I switched from XP to Vista and really didn’t notice much of a difference.(Other than the look of it). Anyways, goodbye XP.

      I don’t mind Vista as much as I’d thought that I would – when my XP system died, I went out and switched to Mac for a while, when I needed a PC for work, I went with Vista – but I will say that it’s nowhere near as stable as XP (something I miss)

    • #165190
      AvatarRob
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      Maverick,

      I was once told by a teacher, “I don’t fill up my hard drives more than half it’s capacity because then it’s only working half as good.”

      Hard drives are so cheap these days. I got a 250GB LaCie in 2005 for $250. Now, you can get a 1TB hard drive for like, $300. Just get a bunch of hard drive space.

      If you want a good investment, buy some RAM for your computer. I’ve got 5GB in mine. Works seamlessly with DV. Haven’t used HD yet though.

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