Do you enjoy using Windows XP? If yes, then you are not alone. 🙂 I also like it! I don’t know whether it is nostalgia kicking in or what it is, but I find that using an XP-based system is just nice. Worth noting though, that I’m not talking about using it for bank services and work-related Online activities, but mostly for playing old games and using software I’m familiar with. I don’t trust the XP enough these days to use it Online, except for downloading from secure and personally well-known places. For these purposes, I use a modern desktop PC with Windows 11.
Space is always an issue at home, so I’m using an HP Pavilion DV6119 (DV6000) laptop sporting a Turion 64 X2 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA Geforce Go 7200. Recently upgraded it to 2 GB from 1 GB.
This laptop is in very good condition and can still run on the original battery, although I’m most likely going to get a replacement soon. I did replace the CMOS battery just recently.
I find the computer quite capable. It plays DVDs fine and even comes with a remote control which has its port on the right side. You can insert it there when not in use. It also has illuminated media buttons right beneath the screen, which is handy. I must admit to not watching many DVDs on it, but it is good to have the option. 😉 Most games I’ve tried run great too!
As you can see from the photo of the computer, I’ve installed many games on it such as LOTR Battle for Middle Earth, Red Alert 2, War of the Ring, Caesar III, and next in line is Command & Conquer Generals with the Zero Hour expansion pack, which I haven’t played in a long time. Looking forward to that! ScummVM is also in place of course.
Is anyone else still using Windows XP these days? If yes, what are your favorite games and programs on it?
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