When are yall gonna get it? XP isn't supported by MS anymore, or soon won't be. Everyone else should follow suit.
Seriously...people really need to put "this" to rest.
Not everyone can afford to upgrade...and with the economy the way it is now it's not only even harder for some people it's just not a priority. And as far as vulnerabilities...if you use your head you can protect yourself. I started off with XP about 8 years ago as my first PC and never once did I get a virus of any kind nor did anyone ever take over my PC. Just use your head and ask lots of questions and you'll be just fine.
And another thing...not everyone jumps on the upgrade bandwagon every time a new OS comes out. Just look at what happened with the Vista bandwagon. Vista was hyped to be the next best thing to sliced bread and then as soon as it came out it turned out to be nothing like all the hype said it would be.
And in my opinion even Windows 7 isn't as good as XP in many ways. Yeah...it's all purdy and flashy...but there are some things on it that make no sense at all as far as getting things done. In fact it some cases it takes longer to get some things done...in other cases it's very tedious trying to get things done to the point that it has even slowed me down.
So can we once and for all give this XP bashing a rest already. If it works for you...use it. If you can afford to switch...by all means knock yourself out. Not everyone's a lemming.
And if it weren't for a generous friend providing Windows 7 for me I'd still be on XP as my main OS. In fact I'm re-installing XP on a partition just so I...in my opinion...can have a decent OS to work with and can actually get things done faster.
No offense Jim. Newer isn't always better!