I don’t feel like composing a well-thought out entry here, so I’ll just publish a series of one-liners.
- If I ever suffer from high blood pressure, it can almost certainly be attributed to Windows XP.
- Windows XP is where productivity goes to die.
- It has taken me 5 hours (and counting) to install LabVIEW Beta 2 on my developer machine. It took me <30 minutes to install both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of that software to my Windows-7 laptop.
- I forgot about the concept of defragmentation until I had to go back to using Windows XP.
Okay, I cannot think of any more. But seriously, if anyone is still trying to justify Windows XP’s place in industry with anything other than transition costs, they can take a hike. The OS was written nearly a decade ago. Computer Science has come a long way since then. I feel sorry for people (like myself) who have to use Windows XP on a daily basis.
My Windows 7 laptop may be newer, but it is out-spec’ed in almost all categories by the XP machine. Whether it be processor speed, number of cores, RAM, HDD capacity, HDD speed, etc. It’s pretty pathetic (Windows XP, that is).
Okay, enough ranting.