tangor - 2:12 am on Apr 12, 2009 (gmt 0)
I maintain one each of DOS 5, Win95, Win98, and NT4 (server) as a subnet to my home office network...isolated from the web so I don't have to worry about SOME security problems. Each runs legacy apps or hardware I'm not willing to give up or try to replicate with newer systems/hardware...thus saving me THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. I run XP pro on three of the netside systems and two running XP Pro64. Recently set up a sidenet Linux box with apache for development purposes. At this stage of the game xp remains the workhorse and...after sp3 upgrades...is very secure/stable. It will be with me for quite a while yet. As a one man shop I'm no great shakes as regards other biz...but what I've got would be EXPENSIVE to migrate to WIN7. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. BUT, and this is the way it SHOULD BE, if I have to replace a machine it will be with what's new.