Reliable, secure, responsive, and fast are four traits that Windows XP lacks. A million monkeys with VIM couldn't change that.
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@Bass: I wish someone would figure out how to make a trackpad work right in Windows. Apple has a great trackpad, but it just doesn't work on a Mac running Windows.
I'm not sure what it is, but there seems to be something fundamentally wrong with Windows, in regards to trackpads.
RDP seems to work well enough. Although, I haven't tried parallels, I would image that it wouldn't mess with native experience.
@00010101: Other people's money.
I kind of figured as much.
What I was trying to convey, was the idea that people didn't switch their OEM solution from XP to an embedded version of Windows due to the wide variety of offerings.
It's hard enough getting technical support for strange compatibility issues with normal windows, let alone some strange mishmash of windows components hobbled together to form some new embedded variety of Windows.
I think that Microsoft created too much confusion in the embedded world of Windows. How many variants of embedded windows have been produced and retired in the XP timeframe? My guess is quite a few.
If you're still running XP, then you obviously don't care about security or reliability. Give it a few days, and some leet crew will produce some Windows XP Final Edition ISO.
Will it require activation? My guess is no. And, as an added bonus, you don't need the any of the Windows Update infrastructure, as it wouldn't work anyways.