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Thanks boys for all yu repleys, windows xp is great for me i only use it go on the internet play/burn tunes very very simple usage i dont need a high-tec pc at all, i it ent no pc wizard like i said

i asked if i need to buy a new pc i dont want too i thought i have to bcus xp is going? 

i thought its not gonna work after thay are not suporting it anymore..

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win xp is fine i use it on my laptop to run my audio to the system its rock solid and never had a problem use win 7 on the desktop they both do what i need them to do just use and enjoy Smile
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2046839/zero-day-forever-move-away-from-windows-xp-now.html

Back up your data and move to a free Linux distro sooner rather than later. If your PC is low spec think about trying LXLE, Elementary OS, Lubuntu, Xubuntu or even Zorin OS (this one in particular is designed for easy adoption by people migrating from Windows). There are of course many others but you will likely find success with one of these.

I use Elementary OS and its freakin' sweet!

If you are worried about win xp apps working...loads of them (especially old xp ones) work with Wine (windows emulator). I've got MS office 2007 and Angry Birds working flawlessly on my machine. All my other apps have native Linux versions.
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I routinely "Upgrade" all my machines to XP SP3 turn off the updates etc as I only run XP compatible software on any of them Win 7 does not help with the software I use I only use them for Audio I do not need fast for games as do not do them graphics are very simple requirements

most systems are Dual Core running stripped down OS do not need most of the junk. My biggest issue is finding XP drivers for later machines pre-loaded with Vista which sucks So I remove it and load XP everytime I have 6 of them running here any change would be to Mac OS only
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I'm guessing most LMS do not come with software support for Linux.

Anyone got their LMS software to work on Linux in a VM, and actually work wth the Hardware ?


Edited by levyte357- - 08 December 2013 at 6:11pm
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Prob is Linux as a desktop leaves you unable to run apps that most people use, I use mint a bit for kiosk stuff, but Firefox is crap, chrome is something I keep meaning to try,

Linux is a great os for many reasons, but as a desktop is it is pretty much dead in the water as it simple means you have to find a workaround for everything single app.

Word
Excel
Cubase
ProTools
3dsMax
AutoCAD
SolidWorks
Lightroom
Adobe CS6

All of the above are massive standards, yeah you can find a Linux app to pretty much nearly cover most of the above, but I wanna use IE 11, AutoCad, I live by outlook

Moving from XP 'nix just doesn't compute, I even run my Linux appliances under Hyper V
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You're right, someone with those software requirements is married to Windows. But a lot of normal people still on XP don't need any of it (well, maybe office but 2007/10 works perfectly under Wine). And you're right again that there are native options as alternatives (eg evolution or thunderbird vs outlook). Chrome is ok, Ive been using its "create application shortcut" feature to make some pseudo-webapp type links for my launcher. Firefox seems ok to me btw


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i use thunderbird and chrome and just use the "office" that my google account supplies and have had no probs with using it either. so in theory i could move to linux full time and not have a problem. shame the Mrs playing atol of big fish games that all require windoze
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Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

I'm guessing most LMS do not come with software support for Linux.

Anyone got their LMS software to work on Linux in a VM, and actually work wth the Hardware ?


Try Wine. This thread might help you get a usb - rs232 cable working also... http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=861644
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For the first time ever, my main desktop doesn't have  Windows SYSTEM partition anywhere.Big smile

Slight upgrade to another box (Q6600 => i3-540 Socket 1156), with Ubuntu12.04 LTS on main disk, /tmp & /var on separate disk, & 1TB disk for data files on NTFS, purely as it's from old windows setup.

I use FF, Chromium, Srware Iron for browsing, Libre office,  Thunderbird for mail. 
At work the same except Googledocs for all workdocs, and Gmail for corp emailing.

At home, to clone my mail setup to another Linux box, I just copy ~/.thunderbird directory to new box.. Perfect.


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trust that you are aware of the Ubuntu 'spyware' and 'Ad placement' things - for want of a better description!
example link of very many:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130725064624AAANN0X

Ubuntu is now not highly rated in LUG circles as it was before, as a result of this.....

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Originally posted by audiomik audiomik wrote:

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trust that you are aware of the Ubuntu 'spyware' and 'Ad placement' things - for want of a better description!
example link of very many:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130725064624AAANN0X

Ubuntu is now not highly rated in LUG circles as it was before, as a result of this.....

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Yeah I know, but it's rock solid on right hardware, and any Linux app worth having is always on Ubuntu.

So easier to install it, and remove the "spyish" ware.. LOL

E.g., Unity/dash config setting to stop search parameters being sent to net..

When Linux FF is properly multithreaded, won't need any of the "Chromites", But Ironware looks good, so far.

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