Originally Posted by Kailash
Support and updates are now stopped for Windows XP by Microsoft and I really doubt any hosting provider is offering it now. There will be no security or other updates will be available.
Better you should upgrade your application to run it on modern OS.
Thank you for your input and I agree with you for some different environments other than ours.
We have 17 XP machines and 17 7 machines in my office. We have $1000's of dollars of software running on all the machines. We have software running on the XP machines that won't run on the 7 machines.
My husband and 2 of our daughters still run Autocad2000 on Windows 2000 Pro machines and have no intentions of ever upgrading. They send PDF's of drawings all over the US and several foreign countries on a daily basis. They've never had any intrusions or viruses that I know of.
Out database is built on XP and our server is running XP. We're not going to spend $1000's of more dollars to upgrade our server, rebuild our database and upgrade our software just to make Microsoft more richer,
We have confidence in our abilities to keep our machines safe from any intrusions. Millions of XP users refuse to upgrade also and I say good for them.
We don't believe all the trash that Microsoft puts out trying to sale a piece of junk, our thoughts. Windows 8 will never be run on a machine in my office. Everyone in here hates it and very little of our software will run on it and I refuse to chase the software companies and Microsoft to make them happy.
I know a lot of people in our industry and only a few of them don't use XP and tell me they have no plans to upgrade and will continue to use XP and 7.
We've not upgraded and have no plans to upgrade Photoshop past cs5 and the same with Dreamweaver cs5. Most all the girls in here still use Photoshop cs3 and ImageReady cs2. It's what they like, it works for them and I'm not going to tell them any different.
We've stopped using Dreamweaver and our editor of choice now and has been since it came on the market Expression Web 4.
Expression Web 4 works much better and faster for us, it's also free now.
Sometimes a person has to say no and we've said no to upgrade our XP machines, and it's not the first time we've said no to Microsoft and
the software companies.