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Old 05-10-2013, 17:24
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Was watching Stacey Dooley in 'Booze, Bar Crawls and Bulgaria' the other night, when I spotted some dude using what seemed to be Windows 98 in the background.

http://s12.postimg.org/p88pk34b1/98_bulgaria.jpg

mind you, the NHS has 677,000 XP machines still in use

http://www.ehi.co.uk/news/ehi/8898/e...ps-still-on-xp

nice fat contract there for somebody . . .
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:17
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It looks like the PC is being used as an EPOS system in a shop so they would use the operating system that the EPOS software was designed for.

In places like shops or anywhere where you are just using a single application day after day it is often easier to just stick with what works rather than try and stay up to date with the latest operating systems. If you upgrade to something the EPOS system wasn't tested on then you risk breaking something and possibly lose thousands of pounds in sales or corrupting your data.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:20
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I'm still using XP.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:50
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I'm sure some folk probably still use Win98 over here, too.

I deal with a couple of companies in Bulgaria and they're definitely up to date with their Windows systems but, then, they're software devs...
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:57
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think a lot of corporate places still use XP.

they did in the last place I worked.
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Old 05-10-2013, 19:58
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I'm still using 3.1 on one of my machines. . . .
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Old 05-10-2013, 20:03
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more up to date than DOS, anyway!
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Old 05-10-2013, 20:47
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I'm surprised at Bulgaria still having Windows 98 on any of its computers. Unless the place where that photo was taken is too stingy to fork out for a newer OS.
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Old 05-10-2013, 20:55
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A friend of my dad's still uses Windows 98 and XP. The 98 machine is only fit for the tech scrapheap though. Mind you, he also uses dial up internet so he seems to think he's still living in 2001 rather than 2013
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Old 05-10-2013, 21:02
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I still use XP
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Old 05-10-2013, 21:23
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I too still use XP on 3 machines. Worse than that I have Vista on one machine. Have W7 on 2 machines and will never have W8 on anything. I started with dos 6 and windows 3.1 and they were fine for their time.
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:12
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I too still use XP on 3 machines. Worse than that I have Vista on one machine. Have W7 on 2 machines and will never have W8 on anything. I started with dos 6 and windows 3.1 and they were fine for their time.
Vista! You should upgrade that machine to Windows 7 or consign it to the tech scrapheap where Vista belongs
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Old 05-10-2013, 22:38
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Vista! You should upgrade that machine to Windows 7 or consign it to the tech scrapheap where Vista belongs
Thought you would be recommending Windows 8 now
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Old 05-10-2013, 23:08
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If you don't keep installing programs with new DLLs you can make 98 run a long time...
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Old 06-10-2013, 00:19
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Thought you would be recommending Windows 8 now
The poster said he/she wouldn't have Windows 8 on any computer so that's why I recommended Windows 7
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Old 06-10-2013, 00:28
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Ah the old clamshell Optiplexes...guessing a GX50 or similar. If thats what it is I had XP running on one but it wasn't pleasant. Either way and101 is correct. When it comes to specialist apps that are running your business you cant afford to mess around just for the sake of having a newer OS.
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:39
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I have Windows 2000 and ME in a virtual environment, I also have XP 64bit, Vista, 7 and 8 and I just hate 8.
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:41
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Vista! You should upgrade that machine to Windows 7 or consign it to the tech scrapheap where Vista belongs
What's wrong with Vista?
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Old 06-10-2013, 20:49
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What's wrong with Vista?
Absolutely nothing as far as I'm concerned. Vista worked great for me when I had it.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:02
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Absolutely nothing as far as I'm concerned. Vista worked great for me when I had it.
it didnt for me.

it was terrible.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:29
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it didnt for me.

it was terrible.
^ this. Went back to XP for 5 more years, now got Windows 8 (with classic shell).
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:38
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What's wrong with Vista?
Everything
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:49
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My first computer came with Windows ME, it was not a great introduction. Freezing was the name of the game, I was new to the game and thought 'sod this' ..... but Mesh put on Win 98SE and that was all hunky dory.
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Old 06-10-2013, 21:55
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Absolutely nothing as far as I'm concerned. Vista worked great for me when I had it.
My parent's PC is running Vista Business. Not had any major problems with it and to be honest Win7 doesn't offer them anything they can't already do. The reputation was mainly due to a combination of people running it on garbage that it simply wasn't intended for (1GB or less RAM for example) and people in the media telling others it was shit to make themselves look like they were both edgy and in-the-know.
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Old 06-10-2013, 22:05
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My parent's PC is running Vista Business. Not had any major problems with it and to be honest Win7 doesn't offer them anything they can't already do. The reputation was mainly due to a combination of people running it on garbage that it simply wasn't intended for (1GB or less RAM for example) and people in the media telling others it was shit to make themselves look like they were both edgy and in-the-know.
And some people had high spec PC and didn't work in the media and still did not get on with it.
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