Windows XP was the last viable Windows

>Earliest x64 Windows release
>No Aero
>No Ribbon
>No UAC bullshit
>Completely themeable unlike 7
>Preserves classic theme better
>Themeable WMP/Winamp
>Legendary-tier wallpapers
>Contemporary with great software and games

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    And yet, despite all of this, it survived. Thrived, even.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >viable
      ok buddy

      Get new material

      I really liked Windows 98 SE as a kid, moving to XP was a pain in the beginning but I managed and in the end it was okay. Far greater than what they come with just after this.

      I'm on GNU / Linux most of the time now, but I must say Microsoft had made some good improvement on their OS recently. 98 SE will still be in my heart though.

      this is a solved problem

      I dont get it why people dont say Win7 was the last viable

      There is nothing wrong in Windows 7 one might even say it is decent.

      Eventhough XP was better, you gotta admit that after year 2010 you would be increasingly more in the need of 64-bits, which windows 7 conveniently enables

      Win7 32-bit is not needed however, just use XP if 32-bits is a possibility

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Dont > me bro

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          which one were you

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Get new material

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >I dont get it why people dont say Win7 was the last viable
        Nobody is denying this.
        8 was a decade too early thinking there was going to be some mass transition to tablets, sadly ipad took over the space years later.
        10 was 7 but with even better qol features, but sadly the whole "spyware as an OS" thing with the telemetry totally ruined it.
        I don't think a single person is recommending to use xp over 7 for any reason other than nostalgia.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    daily reminder that there was a source code leak and there is no reason that programmers couldn't release a service pack 5 or 6 for daily driving in 2024

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >No support for modern software/hardware
      >Needs hacked drivers for usb 3.0 and nvme
      >Fuels unemployed spergs

      There is because making custom XP version requires alot of work and skill. NEETs who are interested in daily-driving XP are too tech-illiterate to dick around that leak on their own and too poor to pay someone for that. Needless to say that it is still the property of MS, so the devs would risk getting hit with a lawsuit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >devs would risk getting hit with a lawsuit.
        There's actually some precedent to stand on in an adjacent field. There was a law passed a few years back to allow for people to host "private servers" of games that no longer have official servers being run by a company. I think there's another law in the same field also moving up the chain in the next couple years as well.
        I think you could make the argument that an OS that no longer receives official support would be in that realm.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >NEETs who are interested in daily-driving XP are too tech-illiterate
        aka guys who make these threads.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      IQfy tried when it leaked and there's some missing parts. iirc it was a struggle to get it to compile. eventually everyone gave up
      the only good thing to come out of the leak was the theme tool, if only it leaked 20 years ago...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that purple looks so frickin sick

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Agreed. here's a dl for the theme and the packer. He never finished the theme, there's a few elements not recolored but it looks amazing
          https://files.catbox.moe/sxz5bh.zip

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i'll have to do an xp install sometime soon, i have a 30gb ssd laying around somewhere i could have some fun on.
            if only my sound card wasn't totally fricked passing it through on VM.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and there is no reason
      Other than it being a serious federal crime with a prison sentence and massive fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no reason
      Except anybody stupid enough to touch code stolen from a multi-trillion dollar company is also too stupid to create anything worthwhile (see: IQfy).

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >viable
    ok buddy

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    XP x64 was useless
    better than XP's default Fisher-Price blue theme
    ribbons are an objective improvement to 1-D menu bars
    still better than the only other option being "run as admin"
    It's only "completely themable" with third party apps that enable it, also 9x-based Windows had more first-party theming
    You can run WMP/Winamp on Win 7
    I'd argue Win 2k/Me's wallpapers were more iconic as a collection. not like you can't use any pape on any OS with a desktop anyway
    completely subjective and arguable against every other OS

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >XP x64 was useless
      32bit only allows for 4gb of RAM

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        32-bit server 2003 (which is basically xp with different defaults) supports 64GB
        https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/memory/memory-limits-for-windows-releases#physical-memory-limits-windows-server-2003-with-service-pack-2-sp2

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You can do up to 64GB with Windows 2000 if you get the right edition and the right hardware

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Your processes will still max out at 4GB each because you have 32 bit pointers.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Use multipointers

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How to? i want to overclock my 32 bit piss off shit

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            this is a solved problem

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ugly and old

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's funny because it was universally hated on release

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Not really, it was quite welcome after WinME and Win2000. Most people were still on 95/98SE.
      Maybe in the way the WoW was hated on release by the hardcore mmo crowd calling it "carebare mmo" and all that, but the people who played it definitely enjoyed it enough to keep it alive for the last 20 years.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What are you talking about? XP was loved from the get-go. It was in a completely different league from WinMe and only a few diehards stuck with 98.

        people called it the "fisher price" os because of the color scheme.
        people just didn't appreciate how dope the graphics were because they were so used to the gritty win 95 look for over 6 years.

        it's kino. you're just a coward.

        You must be 18+ to post here.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >thread about 23 year old OS
          >yOuMustBE18toPOstheRe

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What are you talking about? XP was loved from the get-go. It was in a completely different league from WinMe and only a few diehards stuck with 98.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        people called it the "fisher price" os because of the color scheme.
        people just didn't appreciate how dope the graphics were because they were so used to the gritty win 95 look for over 6 years.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It is fisher price garbage. Luckily the entire themes service can be disabled.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            it's kino. you're just a coward.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Get new material

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >windows bla bla bla
    who cares, install gentoo you homosexual

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      install xp on baremetal you coward frick

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nta, does baremetal mean just installing it on a drive? I've read it a couple of times here but I'm not sure what it means

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          yes actually installing it on your machine instead of spinning up a VM

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love windows XP so much it's unreal
    this summer I'll use my T40 again and take it to the cafe or the library

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Best OS

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Windows 11 kernel with updated security Windows 2000 userspace if I can choose

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >viable
    no, /b/ro

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >XP

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      8.1 was better

      dell laptops are underrated
      put windows server 2012 R2 on it

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >XP

      Everything about this is cringe

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Daily baby duck thread
    ayoooo ong xp do be bussin af blud

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I really liked Windows 98 SE as a kid, moving to XP was a pain in the beginning but I managed and in the end it was okay. Far greater than what they come with just after this.

    I'm on GNU / Linux most of the time now, but I must say Microsoft had made some good improvement on their OS recently. 98 SE will still be in my heart though.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >No UAC bullshit
    windows xp has limited access accounts, it was just so cumbersome to use that not many people used it at all and just set their account to be an administrator, uac, as annoying as it seems sometimes, was enough to get people to start using non-admin-by-default accounts
    >Completely themeable unlike 7
    this is simply not true, there are full themes for 7. and no, you can't use the argument "but they require hacks!", because guess what? you needed to hack uxtheme on windows xp, too, xp did /not/ support use-made themes officially

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    x64 Windows release
    no, it was based on win2003

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