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Think about your schools technology. If your school is like many, most of the computers are running Microsofts Windows XP operating system. It is 12 years old and support is coming to a close. But, the problem is that now after April 8 we will be hit hard by viruses, malware and ransomware. And usually it is a while before we get an upgrade. According to my computers teacher, in 2006 we still had a handful of computers running Windows 9-fucking-8. Uh huh. Windows 98. Come on.

We have dropped support and that means we have hit a zero day forever. If we go onthe internet on April 8 or past on XP computers, we're FUCKED.

And I have strong concern for YOU too. You have a large chance of running XP. Save yourself.

Stick with Mac OSX or Linux based systems.

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Or Windows 7/8 because not every is rich as fuck/tech savvy...

I'm glad my school actually has PCs with good hardware.

As for the poll, what if you use both Linux and Windows 7? Razz
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A lot of the classrooms at my school still have old Macs. We actually had to use those Macs back in 2011 in Graphic Arts in middle school. I think they just got new computers now, but I can't be sure.

Oh, and these Macs in particular weren't well maintained, and were slow as hell.

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Public school doesn't know how to computer.

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To be fair, it's expensive to upgrade a lot of computers to the next OS. Many business still used XP for a long time after Vista came out, and I surmise some still might. Could be the same with most schools.
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My Highschool uses Windows XP, but my middle school uses 7....hell my HS has computers that can run 7, but they installed XP on them....

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(03-13-2014 08:02 PM)Trar Wrote:  To be fair, it's expensive to upgrade a lot of computers to the next OS. Many business still used XP for a long time after Vista came out, and I surmise some still might. Could be the same with most schools.

Vista was not well received when it came out. Not surprised many sticked with XP.

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My schools uses XP and Chromebooks so at least they are trying. They're broke as fuck though. I continue to use Linux because I hate virus's
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My school has a combination of computers running Windows XP, Windows 7, and plenty of brand new Chromebooks. There were some cheap netbooks that had 7 on them, but people kept breaking them (physically) and they were slow as hell, so that's why they bought those new Chromebooks. But, people will somehow manage to fuck them up too.
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Business I work at use 7

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I've heard my school might be giving out Chromebooks. Probably not going to see that though.

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My school desktops use Windows Vista cleverly disguised as 7 so we don't freak out over it sucking. The laptops use World's Worst Linux Distro.

I actually wish I never upgraded from XP. Unofficial updates exist, and XP is more stable and simpler than 7. And it's prettier.

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kfcnyancat, I disagree with xp looking prettier as I think 7 looks awesome(although I do love Aero)

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I liked Vista when everyone hated it.

Then again I had no problem spending time solving the countless problems it presented...

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At least they don't use windows 8. Windows 8 is a disgrace to the world of computing.

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(03-14-2014 09:49 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  My school desktops use Windows Vista cleverly disguised as 7 so we don't freak out over it sucking. The laptops use World's Worst Linux Distro.

I actually wish I never upgraded from XP. Unofficial updates exist, and XP is more stable and simpler than 7. And it's prettier.

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(03-14-2014 09:49 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  My school desktops use Windows Vista cleverly disguised as 7 so we don't freak out over it sucking.

Same at my school :(

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I still have vista. It was awfully slow when I first got my computer. I have better hardware now though so it isn't as bad. I'm supposed to upgrade to 7 soon, though.

I may seem evil at times, though I just want to make a point. I like to create real discussion.
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(03-14-2014 12:32 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  
(03-14-2014 09:49 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  My school desktops use Windows Vista cleverly disguised as 7 so we don't freak out over it sucking. The laptops use World's Worst Linux Distro.

I actually wish I never upgraded from XP. Unofficial updates exist, and XP is more stable and simpler than 7. And it's prettier.

Die scum!
My opinions on all Windows themes I'm aware of:

Windows Aero, it's pretty, but it's also overblown and too flashy. It looks a bit better on Vista than on 7.

Luna (and Royale as well as Zune) is simpler and it doesn't feel showy. There's a reason I have UXTheme Patcher (so I can use Luna/Royale on Windows 7.)

Metro (including the Metro UI "Start Menu" and Desktop) is just FLAT, though.

Classic..... it hasn't aged well.

I also wish Watercolor (XP Beta Theme) was available for 7. It's pretty.

As for Embedded and Royale Noir...they really just look like small edits of Royale.

The 98 Plus! Themes are just color schemes for Classic.

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I remember Plus!
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(03-14-2014 09:16 AM)Larryington Wrote:  My school has a combination of computers running Windows XP, Windows 7, and plenty of brand new Chromebooks. There were some cheap netbooks that had 7 on them, but people kept breaking them (physically) and they were slow as hell, so that's why they bought those new Chromebooks. But, people will somehow manage to fuck them up too.

My classmates can't even figure out how to turn them OFF! They think just shutting it turns it off when it fact will break a laptop in weeks.
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Well there goes the school's money.

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The first two schools I went to rolled Macs. Can't remember what OS, but we had to boot up a virtual machine to an earlier OS IIRC to play games.

The third had a dark, out-of-the-way room filled with old Win2000 machines. In the last two grades it was state-issued Mac laptops for us, with sleek-looking XP machines in the (considerably brighter) computer room.
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The admins at my school are generally Mac centric, so it is dominated by Macs, but there are also Windows 7 computers and netbooks running Ubuntu. I saw one machine still running Windows XP, but no more than that. I don't think that machine is maintained by the admins, but is maintained by one of the teachers instead.

At another school I went to, there was one computer lab with computers running Windows 2000. At that time, Windows 2000 was a current, "modern", supported OS (XP was only 1-2 years old). Within a year or two after I was there, that school no longer had an official computer lab at all.

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