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Windows XP

Post by smpark12 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:33 am

Am I the only one that thinks just because Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft anymore, doesn't mean it isn't safe? Windows XP has only 4 vulnerabilities, while Windows 8.1 has about 300 last time I checked!(Well, what do you expect? It's Windows 8!) As long as you use Firefox and Norton 360, I think Using Windows XP even as an everyday OS isn't a problem!
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Re: Windows XP

Post by Neb » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:35 am

smpark12 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:33 am
Am I the only one that thinks just because Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft anymore, doesn't mean it isn't safe? Windows XP has only 4 vulnerabilities, while Windows 8.1 has about 300 last time I checked!(Well, what do you expect? It's Windows 8!) As long as you use Firefox and Norton 360, I think Using Windows XP even as an everyday OS isn't a problem!
Honestly there are a lot more than 4. No operating system is THAT secure. (Well maybe the one from North Korea but that's a different story) But I agree. Windows XP can still be used as a modern OS. If large software companies continue to support it then it should be perfectly fine.
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Re: Windows XP

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:52 am

Even though XP's support has been around since April 2014, I don't think it's that great unless you use Service Pack 3. For instance, I use XP to play older games from the early and mid 2000s. But I also keep it handy with AVG Protection.
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Re: Windows XP

Post by TheCanadianToast » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:30 am

Well I wouldn't call Windows XP modern anymore in the near future, software developers and companies are slowly starting to phase out support for Windows XP. Before you know it, there wouldn't be any Windows XP support left for software. Google Chrome by Google had already phased out Windows XP support along with Windows Vista support together on the same deadline date for example. But I believe that Mozilla is about to do the same thing to Mozilla Firefox's support for Windows XP in the near future, while they still do have support for Windows XP on Mozilla Firefox today. Mozilla had phased out Windows 2000 support after Mozilla Firefox Version 12. Anything higher then Version 12 required Windows XP and higher.
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Re: Windows XP

Post by SnakeEyes9922 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:32 am

Windows XP does have some security holes but as long as you use an Anti-Virus, such as AVG and Norton, you should be fine. Try to use the most up to date browser and software supported for Windows XP and it should not be that unsecure. Then also you have the workaround for the updates, then it should be more secure than without the updates.
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Re: Windows XP

Post by smpark12 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:56 am

Neb wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:35 am
smpark12 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:33 am
Am I the only one that thinks just because Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft anymore, doesn't mean it isn't safe? Windows XP has only 4 vulnerabilities, while Windows 8.1 has about 300 last time I checked!(Well, what do you expect? It's Windows 8!) As long as you use Firefox and Norton 360, I think Using Windows XP even as an everyday OS isn't a problem!
Honestly there are a lot more than 4. No operating system is THAT secure. (Well maybe the one from North Korea but that's a different story) But I agree. Windows XP can still be used as a modern OS. If large software companies continue to support it then it should be perfectly fine.
Sorry, I meant MAJOR vulnerabilities
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Re: Windows XP

Post by smpark12 » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:57 am

Excuse Me. I mean MAJOR vulnerabilities! :P
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Re: Windows XP

Post by FateForWindows » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:15 am

smpark12 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:56 am
Neb wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:35 am
smpark12 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:33 am
Am I the only one that thinks just because Windows XP is not supported by Microsoft anymore, doesn't mean it isn't safe? Windows XP has only 4 vulnerabilities, while Windows 8.1 has about 300 last time I checked!(Well, what do you expect? It's Windows 8!) As long as you use Firefox and Norton 360, I think Using Windows XP even as an everyday OS isn't a problem!
Honestly there are a lot more than 4. No operating system is THAT secure. (Well maybe the one from North Korea but that's a different story) But I agree. Windows XP can still be used as a modern OS. If large software companies continue to support it then it should be perfectly fine.
Sorry, I meant MAJOR vulnerabilities
I'm pretty sure that there's over 4 major ones and much less than 300.
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Re: Windows XP

Post by NewYorkEagle » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:27 am

smpark12 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:57 am
Excuse Me. I mean MAJOR vulnerabilities! :P
Even with that, they could still be fixed with antivirus software.
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Re: Windows XP

Post by FateForWindows » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:39 am

NewYorkEagle wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:27 am
smpark12 wrote:
Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:57 am
Excuse Me. I mean MAJOR vulnerabilities! :P
Even with that, they could still be fixed with antivirus software.
Not really fixed as much as guarded. They're still there, it's just that the antivirus is protecting you from SOME, but not all exploits.
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