colemic wrote: »
Because it came out over 11 years ago, and had vista not sucked so bad, more might have upgraded. Plus, POS terminals aren't usually resource intensive, so if it ain't broke...
jmritenour wrote: »
The ultrasound machine at my wife's obgyn runs Windows 3.1.
tist005 wrote: »
Was walking through the lobby at work a couple weeks ago to find a technician working on the atm.. running windows xp. I was suprised that they don't use some proprietary or less common OS.
ptilsen wrote: »
Agreed. It's the age of the systems and the time it takes to develop a new one and train people on it. There's generally little incentive to replace them proactively. I would expect to see XP on such systems well past EoL.
There's still some 9x and NT systems out there running legacy hardware and software that organizations haven't replaced. Unlike NT and 9x, XP is rock stable and has extremely wide hardware compatibility and will for the foreseeable future.