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joelovesapple
Jun 10, 2011, 06:52 PM
So there won't be any XP support for iCloud?

Good I say... that old pile of dust has stifled innovation for long enough!

What do you think?


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/09/windows_xp_apple_icloud/ (http://http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/09/windows_xp_apple_icloud/)



wackymacky
Jun 10, 2011, 08:31 PM
I liked the fact that I could mount my iDisk on Windows NT systems at work, a convenient way to transfer files from home.

Shame that this feature will be lost.

maclaptop
Jun 10, 2011, 11:04 PM
So there won't be any XP support for iCloud?

Good I say... that old pile of dust has stifled innovation for long enough!

What do you think?

I _know_ that statement is totally incorrect.

There are many national & international large scale fortune one thousand companies that are running very successfully on Windows XP Pro SP3. That's just on the client side.

Conversely, there are many thousands of research & development engineers, still innovating with it. The statement above suggesting XP has somehow slowed innovation is a reflection of a lack of knowledge.

We're not talking food that goes bad & spoils. We're talking one of the most successful version of the Windows OS ever. Love it or hate it, those are the facts.

Generally it's a good idea to speak from a position of knowledge and experience before risking looking foolish by being wrong.

HelveticaNeue
Jun 10, 2011, 11:09 PM
While I believe that XP is definitely old enough that it should begin losing the support of new technologies, I do weekly encounter people and businesses that still employ it.

That said, if someone is still using a personal computer with XP then I suppose chances are that they shouldn't miss the desktop related features of iCloud.

shandyman
Jun 11, 2011, 12:29 PM
even microsoft has stopped supporting windows XP with IE9 and windows live 2011.

Windows 7 is brilliant, been using it since first beta and it's the way forward. i'm still undecided about windows 8, i think i'll prob not use that new start screen alot, but we will see.

alot of people i know have changed over to windows 7, even the small company i work for, who are years behind the times, are now switching to 7. It's what Vista should have been