Is anyone here still running windows XP?If you are running Windows XP for any reason then please don't be shy - just let us know here. It could be on a secondary machine or as your main machine. Please tell us what you plan to do to secure that system for the future.
The reason being that I will post here the tasks that I intend to perform to secure any XP systems that I run and I'd be happy to post your own suggestions here too and create an 'Deviant XP protection blog' that will be useful in the war against malware and the nastiness that is out there. Excuse any typos.
I'll start listing the software that I run to secure that XP system and the mindset that you need to continue to successfully run an operating system like XP. I'll also add some facts/opinions as to why running an 'older' o/s might be a good or bad idea with regard to security or functionality. We won't be arguing as to why you should run this o/s or that, all are useful in some regard. This is meant to be a helpful post for XP users rather than being a rant
X window managers:
- Based on Blackbox WM:
Openbox until version 3.0
Windows shell replacements:
- BB4Win dev branches:
- Based on bbLean:
bbClean (Latest build here)
Note: out of the Windows shells, most stable and compatible (up to Windows 7) is bbLean, which has a 64-bit build. Xoblite and others are 32-bit only and hence incompatible with any modern system. bbLean and bbLeanskin plugin may have issues on Windows 8. EDIT: New bbzero builds work under every Windows version, including Windows 10 preview. For downloading, see official site below
Official Blackbox 4 Windows site, including latest releases: