Ugh, its using one of these Vortex SoC's meant for embedded systems, with very limited GPU capabilities. Nasty, But obviously thats just my personal dislike!eried wrote:If you want XP, the cheapest you can get is: http://robosavvy.com/store/product_info ... ts_id/1704
And it runs pretty nice, with a similar consumption:
Well, with the embedded write filter the base XP is always safe (it's like selective deep freeze) so even if the cpu is limited is a quick and cheap way to get some prototype running.mahjongg wrote:Ugh, its using one of these Vortex SoC's meant for embedded systems, with very limited GPU capabilities. Nasty, But obviously thats just my personal dislike!
Also, for potential Win-XP users, I hope you realize that Microsoft very soon will stop all XP support, that means no more bug fixes for zero-day exploits! Windows XP is a ticking time bomb! A year from now it may be far too dangerous to use it online, even with anti-virus software!
Well, yes, thats one solution, and I can imagine that having a quickly replaceable main storage (memory card) helps too, if a virus wipes out your data. I do hope that it all wont be so bad as some computer magazines predict (specifically C't) .eried wrote: Well, with the embedded write filter the base XP is always safe (it's like selective deep freeze) so even if the cpu is limited is a quick and cheap way to get some prototype running.
Perhaps you are overly optimistic about that, unless Microsoft relents on its treat to end support for XP, currently about 40% of windows users still use XP, and are not planning/cannot switch to a newer version, unlike the situation from Win98 to XP! Experts think that next year (as the support is withdrawn) still a quarter of all Windows users will use XP, especially in less developed world. For example read this: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ ... _retire_XPJim JKla wrote:I suspect that after about 12 months the viruses won't play on XP. Just like I have a Win98 box that has not had a sniffile in years.
there will be no danger if your PC isn't connected to the Internet, and so you can use it to support the PI, and with the PI you can safely go online! I'm guessing that you own a PI...Jim JKla wrote:I will only be able to see if my PC keeps running.
I doubt it, to be honest. I mean, they want people to pay a large amount of money for the next version, instead of continuing to use an old one, don't they?Jim JKla wrote:The only issue I would then have is activation to all intents and purposes this is at this time semi automated I just wonder if this will be left running.
No argument about the assessment of Vista. Win7 seems to be okay. Win8, not so much.Jim JKla wrote:More like version after the version after the next vesion.
Remember the next version was Vista (spit) and nobody wants that one.