Why Still Use Windows XP & RadioDJ?

Why Still Use Windows XP & RadioDJ?

While trying to give help and advice to someone struggling to get MySQL talking to the RadioDJ webscript the user let it slip that he’s still using Windows XP.

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That explains a lot it’s nearly 3 months since Microsoft stopped supporting that as an OS.

Further to that it’s bound to be full of security holes that Microsoft won’t be patching anytime soon.

Seriously if you are still using XP on an old computer theres going to be hardware conflicts if you try installing newer hardware.

What’s likely to happen there is lots of “Blue Sceens of death” and no one wants them.

It’s probably time you splashed out on a newer system and operating system. You can get a decent tower for around £200 ($340) from Amazon.

RadioDJ seems to work rather well on Windows 7.

I believe it also works on Windows 8 once you’ve activated all the .NET compents and updated Visual basic.

If your serious about Internet radio you want to be able to get the best performance out of your PC so things run smoothly.

Time to take a sledgehammer to that old tower!!

XP End Of Life 2014

So that’s it then XP is no longer being supported by Microsoft! Time to get that wallet out and upgrade your OS!

I cannot guarantee I’m likely to be able to help with problems on XP from now on either!

Hacker’s Delight: Support For Windows XP Ends

First question: Are you still using Windows XP as your computers operating system?

If you answer Yes to that question then I guess there’s no hope for you.

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As of the 8th of April 2014 Microsoft are ending the support for this operating system.

What this means is there will be no more security updates or patches for XP.

This could leave your PC totally vulnerable to attack. We would advise anyone running XP to look at upgrading their PC.

Windows 7 is quite stable unlike Vista. It’s great for running audio stuff on. RadioDJ evens runs like a charm.

XP is now 11 years old as an OS and it’s had a good run but now the time has come to say goodbye!

XP taught me most of what I now know about a computer….

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