xp reliability

Posted: 01-24-2009, 04:51 PM
I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?

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Posted: 01-24-2009, 05:01 PM

unless your 7 years
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or debate.

go waste some one
else's time.

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"winn" <winn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C179A3E0-CDC1-4B7F-8151-7893C603FC92@microsoft.com...
> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 05:07 PM
Windows XP: The Rock of Reliability
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb490859.aspx

Reliability Improvements in Windows XP Professional
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb457035.aspx

eTesting Labs—Windows XP Reliability Study
http://whitepapers.zdnet.co.uk/0,100...000404q,00.htm

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"winn" <winn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:C179A3E0-CDC1-4B7F-8151-7893C603FC92@microsoft.com...
I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 05:15 PM
winn wrote:
> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
Too generic.

Please give more details to narrow the scope of your query - otherwise - you
are asking for a broad opinion which will differ per each user's experiences
and in the end will end up with a nullified answer to your query -
accomplishing nothing.

Come back - prove you are not a troll fishing for an argument - give more
details on why you would ask such a question 7-8 years after the release of
the operating system and what it is you are actually asking for.

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 05:28 PM
winn wrote:
> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
It reliably gets infected with malware on a regular basis.

If you want a reliable and stable operating system, check out Ubuntu, a
free, very user friendly. Linux distribution that comes with access to
thousands of free programs. You can get it at http://www.ubuntu.com/

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 06:03 PM
On Sat, 24 Jan 2009 08:51:00 -0800, winn wrote:
> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
I'd like to know why you want me to do your school homework for you.

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 06:07 PM
Alias

Why would any malware producer want to infect a Linux system?

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Alias wrote:
> winn wrote:
>> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
>
> It reliably gets infected with malware on a regular basis.
>
> If you want a reliable and stable operating system, check out Ubuntu,
> a free, very user friendly. Linux distribution that comes with access
> to thousands of free programs. You can get it at
> http://www.ubuntu.com/
> Alias

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 06:28 PM
In article <C179A3E0-CDC1-4B7F-8151-7893C603FC92@microsoft.com>,
winn@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
>
Windows XP Professional is very stable, very reliable, but, since you
didn't mention your intention, I will only discuss XP and not the
applications that people add to the platform.

Like any OS, the system is only as stable as the quality of the
underlying hardware - so, if you buy the latest motherboard, latest
video card, etc... you are more likely to have problems, newer means
less debug time for the vendor that provides the part. Often times it's
best to wait for a product to be on the street for 6+ months before you
purchase it, and then only after reviewing any issues.

At this time, XP + SP3, is rock stable on quality hardware where there
have not been installed a mess of programs. In general, MS operating
systems operate best with MS Applications, but that's a given.

If you download questionable software your machine will have
questionable reliability. It's always best to research every product
before you install it, wait to install new software until it's been
tested by others....

This machine, the one I'm working from right now, has run without a
fault for 2 years, and I use it for a lot of development work, but I
also spec'd each part and checked all the apps before I installed them.

XP Prof has to be the most stable platform that MS has created to date.

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 06:29 PM
In article <#Bo#z6kfJHA.5408@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl>, gerry@nospam.com
says...
> Why would any malware producer want to infect a Linux system?
>
Because most of the ignorant masses would never know they've been
compromised and their machines could be used as bot nets. Many home
users that are not technical install exposed services and don't even
know they've done it.

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Re: xp reliability
Posted: 01-24-2009, 07:06 PM
Only newbies who click on everything get infected with viruses/malware.
"Alias" <iamaliasNUKE@gmailTHIS.com> wrote in message
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> winn wrote:
>> I'd like to know how reliable is windows xp, and why?
>
> It reliably gets infected with malware on a regular basis.
>
> If you want a reliable and stable operating system, check out Ubuntu, a
> free, very user friendly. Linux distribution that comes with access to
> thousands of free programs. You can get it at http://www.ubuntu.com/
>
> Alias

 
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