[vbox-dev] Support of Windows XP

Alexey Eromenko al4321 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 21:32:09 UTC 2018


Personally I like Windows XP a lot,  and use on some of my old computers on
a rare occasion, because it's the easiest OS to use by far.

I also use Windows XP intensively as a guest OS on VirtualBox, both for
work and play.

 (but XP is becoming less useful as of late for a primary workstation,
because of lack of Dropbox and Chrome browser support. Support for those
was ended around 2016.)

As for meltdown it doesn't matter for the PC. (it may matter for Servers)

About user manual: Oracle claims that they cannot promise future support
for Windows XP, therefore it was removed from the documentation in v5.0.
(official support was up to v4.3)

-Alexey. Eromenko "Technologov"

On Feb 20, 2018 21:45, "Larry Finger" <Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net> wrote:

> On 02/13/2018 01:30 PM, Anton Shepelev wrote:
>
>> Hello, all
>>
>> Although the official user manual[1] does  not  list
>> Windows  XP  among supported host operating systems,
>> VirtualBox 5.2.6 works in it without  a  hitch,  for
>> which  I am grateful to the developers, and ask them
>> to amend the manual accordingly.
>> ____________________
>> 1. https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#hostossupport
>>
>
> Should an old Windows system that is not undergoing any security upgrades
> be recommended? Certainly ALL Windows XP systems are prime candidates for
> Meltdown attacks.
>
> Larry
>
>
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