>>52469314 Camera: Yep Phone: Depends on the kind Flash drives: definitely, SpaceFM automounts them. Not sure about the others Photoedit: GIMP does that but you can use Wine. Photoshop CS6 is "Platinum" on their site https://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?appId=17
Seriously, don't fall for the meme that "Common Sense 2016" will protect you alone. That's one dumb mistake that is board is retarded enough to parrot.
XP is riddled with security vulnerabilities and you'll be regretting using it when you get a cryptolocker (your files encrypted and demanded for random money).
If you need a cheap daily driver for something to connect to the wifi with, grab an old Chromebook for <100 (£, $, euro). Hell, you could even use the Chromebook for all of that. I did when I was broke.
Yes, Microsoft no longer supports it and therefore there are security vulnerabilities that won't ever get fixed. Not to mention that modern, objectively better frameworks and APIs are not supported, like DirectX 10+, .NET 4.5+, 64-bit programs and so on.
Why use XP, even if you "hack" it to get the POSReady 2009 updates, when you can just use POSReady 2009? I mean sure maybe Microsoft is just saying the updates won't work for XP but why a) go through the effort of modding XP for this and b) still not even sure if you're truly successful when you can just not reinvent the wheel and install POSReady 2009
for desktop: yes. You can get the same results with ubuntu-mate or lubuntu. for embedded: yes Rewriting it to work on bsd or linux is worth it. for servers: Microsoft was the company that made the distinction between servers and clients and essentially gimped the desktop computers so why use XP for a server? clearly a madman.
>>52469137 Read about the differences between XP Pro and XP PoS Ready 2009 and learn that any new update could break your system if it happens to address some components that are very different between the two.
It is a steaming pile of unoptomized, out of date shit. Lord knows how fucking zero days it's susceptible to now. It assumes everything has to run as admin, it has no memory mitigations besides DEP, it has no sandboxing/process isolation capabilities, it doesn't even know what to do with fucking SSDs and its multicore support is practically nonexistent. And have fun with the 64-bit driver support since the entire OS is a hackneyed shit fuck of a consumer OS and server environment.
You're literally poor and/or literally retarded to still be using Windows XP in this day and age.
>>52471858 >It is a steaming pile of unoptomized, out of date shit
Lol. NT5 (2k, XP, 2k3) was the last line of MS OSes which was done by people who knew what the fuck they were doing. Enjoy your "modern and current" clusterfuck slapped together by a bunch of idiot "designers" and their poo-in-loo code monkeys.
http://www.reactos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14363&sid=b7432676fcf3b62bc70e451d547a43cd&start=15#p116985 >The Microsoft which created NT 5.x and the Microsoft which turned it into NT 6.x are in fact not the same companies. While the brand has retained, none of the key people are still there, and the goals are entirely different. NT 5.x was made by software engineers. NT 6.x in most of its part was fabricated by CEOs and marketers.
>>52471909 >new vulnerability gets discovered >evil hackers magically target me specifically >evil hackers magically know some vulnerable code is running on my machine >evil hackers magically intrude so as to be able to exploit it
>>52469314 but dude, first you said "I just need something simple to store my files in", then you ask "Can I run Photoshop and Lightroom on Linux?". stay with windows XP or afford a new PC, your options are very limited, with debian you will be bitching about how it sucks because it doesnt have the software you need.
>>52471858 This. The first really good 0day that comes along will own a lot of cheap machines in 3rd world and bizarre hipster refuseniks like this, and turn it into one hell of a shitty-ass botnet. (Assuming someone like GCHQ haven't already done it, the absolute madmen.)
And I don't mean a "muh botnet" meme like some of the fools here say, I mean an actual, literal, botnet: DDoS, ransomware, account stealing, spyware, the kind of thing that absolutely shits up not just your machine, but the internet it's connected to.
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