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GeneralRe: Unreal JavaScript PinmemberRob Grainger9-May-13 23:28 
GeneralRe: Unreal JavaScript Pinmemberjesarg9-May-13 8:37 
GeneralRe: Unreal JavaScript PinmemberRob Grainger9-May-13 23:27 
NewsMicrosoft: Office won’t go subscription-only any time soon PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-May-13 11:26 
GeneralRe: Microsoft: Office won’t go subscription-only any time soon PinmemberClifford Nelson8-May-13 16:24 
GeneralRe: Microsoft: Office won’t go subscription-only any time soon PinmemberDan Neely9-May-13 3:57 
GeneralRe: Microsoft: Office won’t go subscription-only any time soon PinmemberClifford Nelson9-May-13 7:25 
GeneralRe: Microsoft: Office won’t go subscription-only any time soon PinmemberDan Neely9-May-13 9:07 
Even first generation netbooks can be upgraded to w7. I did it to mine sometime back during the public beta; and swapped out for a release copy a few months later.
 
Any competent IT that hasn't already left XP behind already should be well into the migration planning process by now. Virtualize a few legacy apps if necessary because they can't be replaced in time (or for embedded systems that need raw hardware access disable everything but the controller software); but once security patches stop XP will become impossible to secure meaning an XP network will be pwnd repeatedly.
 
If you exclude parts of the world where WarezdozeXP is a major player I expect XP to drop into the low single digits within a year. Stats Counter[^] has a per country breakdown of their os share stats; in the developed world XP's already down to ~10-15% vs 20-30% a year[^] ago.
 
Lastly, w3schools browser/os share tracker is for general usage by far the worst of the three that're most commonly cited because it only looks at visitors to their site; beyond seeing what webdevs like it's basically worthless. Stats Counter and Net Applications both have access to data from numerous major sites/CDNs. One major difference between the two are that NA weights its data by total internet using population while SC doesn't; because of the sites being tracked have a bias towards western customers this results in NA reporting higher shares for old browser/OSes than SC. A second major difference is(was??) that they differ in how they treat Chrome's downloading linked content in the background to build a local cache; NA added weighting to counterweight chrome downloading lots of pages that aren't ever viewed by end users; at least initially SC didn't.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
--Zachris Topelius
 

Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt

GeneralRe: Microsoft: Office won’t go subscription-only any time soon PinmemberClifford Nelson9-May-13 11:39 
NewsThe top 5 worst passwords from the Star Trek universe PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-May-13 11:26 
NewsAdobe Love PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-May-13 11:25 
NewsIs the Linux desktop becoming extinct? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-May-13 11:25 
GeneralRe: Is the Linux desktop becoming extinct? PinmemberLloyd Atkinson8-May-13 12:48 
GeneralRe: Is the Linux desktop becoming extinct? PinmemberClifford Nelson8-May-13 14:50 
GeneralRe: Is the Linux desktop becoming extinct? PinmemberNemanja Trifunovic9-May-13 6:52 
NewsPerceptual computing competition from Intel: $100k+ grand-prize PinmemberMember 100378678-May-13 9:34 
QuestionRe: Perceptual computing competition from Intel: $100k+ grand-prize PinmentorKeith Barrow8-May-13 9:50 
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