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Old 03-30-2014, 08:09 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Smarphones have 2GB. The latest Samsung has 2GB and iPhone 5 has 1GB!

You obviously have not seen any of the Windows tablets, those have even more than 2 GB of RAM>

Don't have a cell phone period,nor want one.Had one once, hardly used it so dropped the service.

As I said there is absolutely no way I would even consider playing games on a screen smaller than 15-17" inches,and you are correct I do not window shop for products that I have no interest in,so no,I have not looked at tablets,except once checked out the info on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Don't have a cell phone period,nor want one.Had one once, hardly used it so dropped the service.

As I said there is absolutely no way I would even consider playing games on a screen smaller than 15-17" inches,and you are correct I do not window shop for products that I have no interest in,so no,I have not looked at tablets,except once checked out the info on a Samsung Galaxy 10.1.
Well my initial point is that XP machines run on old technology, unless you built your own machine or you've upgraded it over the years. I don't expect hard core gamers to use tablets, because of the form factor. But the technology is there, and is only going to get better going forward.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:18 AM
 
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I don't think we have anything XP any longer, we have Windows 7 and Vista so I think we are good to go for a while.
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Old 03-30-2014, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Vegas
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Maybe someone else has posted this, but it's not that expensive to upgrade to Windows 7 - better than 8 - and you won't lose your files.

I'll have to do this soon with my Vista.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:03 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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As I first stated,I now plan to get a new 'Touchscreen' laptop with WIN 8.1. Might as well go with the newest,besides from what I've read, it improves on WIN 8.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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As I first stated,I now plan to get a new 'Touchscreen' laptop with WIN 8.1. Might as well go with the newest,besides from what I've read, it improves on WIN 8.
If you buy a laptop with Windows 8, you can upgrade it to Window 8.1 for free on Microsoft website.

I did this with a laptop I bought in December.

The update process was simple.

Also, many people don't like the new way Windows 8 works, and www.ClassicShell.net has a free program you can download which makes Windows 8 resemble Windows XP with a Start Button. It's a great add-on.

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Old 03-30-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Maybe someone else has posted this, but it's not that expensive to upgrade to Windows 7 - better than 8 - and you won't lose your files.

I'll have to do this soon with my Vista.
Windows Vista has an extended support date of 11/04/2017, so you are good for another 3 years 8 months:

https://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectwin
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Windows Vista has an extended support date of 11/04/2017, so you are good for another 3 years 8 months:

https://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifeselectwin
My hard drive will probably crash by then.

That will have been 10 years. I can't really complain, only paid $300 for it but I could stand to get some new hardware.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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I'm on an almost 8yo Dell desktop with XP right now. It works great and gets used every day. Last year we replaced the fans, PSU and HDD in the tower (cloned from old HDD) and it works great. I'll keep using it until it doesn't work any more, at least a few more years. I keep good anti-virus programs on it.
I had posted this earlier about my XP machine that I still want to use. I am thinking of using Ubuntu Meet Ubuntu | Ubuntu on it. Can I just boot from a CD (or USB) with Ubuntu as the OS and still access all my usual files that are on the hard drive already (bypassing the XP OS)?
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Colorado Plateau
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Also, I want to use this XP computer for my GV Mate GVMate VoIP Phone Adapter with Google Voice and Optional 911. Free Home Phone Service Using Google Voice And Any Regular Telephone. adapter for my Google Voice home phone use. GV Mate only works with Win XP and higher. Can I partition my HDD and use XP and Unbuntu simultaneously?
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