back to article Take a look, and you'll see... Windows XP? Bit of Dairy Milk, Fruit and Bork at Cadbury World

Some habits are hard to shake, and more than one tourist hotspot is having a heck of time leaving Windows XP behind, as today's confection of bork shows. Following last week's shame at 300 ft from an Emirates cable car travelling over the Thames, the latest installment comes from Reg reader Ben who was "enjoying" a trip to …

  1. MrMerrymaker

    A tight squeeze

    I'm Bournville there is a canal next to Cadbury World...

  2. Chris G

    Cadbury's Borkville Chocolate

    Choc full od borkness!

    1. Jedit Silver badge

      Still better than Yorkies. Real men can b0rk those with one hand, I'm told.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Advertsing World

    Cadburys Advertising World ?

    Flake girl?

    Memories of a spotty faced 1970/80's teenager.....

    1. TimMaher Silver badge

      Re: Flake girl

      Nice one.

      I really enjoyed the Phil Collins gorilla though.

  4. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    XP vs 10

    The big problem at work is that XP starts up so quickly so you don't have time to go and make a cup or two of coffee in the morning. Upgrading to Windows 10 means that when you come into work and turn on the PC you have plenty of time to make coffee before you have to start working - I'm looking forward to the Windows 11 feature upgrade, I expect I'll be able to make breakfast every day as well as coffee in the modern working from home world...

    1. katrinab Silver badge
      Paris Hilton

      Re: XP vs 10

      I find that Windows 10 usually boots up in about 3 seconds, not including POST time, unless of course it decides to do updates, but it usually chooses a much more inopportune time to do those. Back in the day, XP used to take a couple of minutes to boot up, obviously it will be a bit faster on modern hardware.

      1. BrownishMonstr

        Re: XP vs 10

        I remember it taking 10-15m before it was usable.

        Then again, the crap I installed at 13 versus the crap I install now, and the hardware, as you stated, may play a part in it.

      2. Anonymous Kiwi

        Re: XP vs 10

        Clean install on a 5yo laptop with hdd boots in 8 minutes, not including POST or GrUB.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Finger of Blame

    When Cadbury is 'improving' its product by reducing its size, do you think the beancounters are going to spend money on an old computer?

    1. Youngone Silver badge

      Re: Finger of Blame

      Where I live Cadburys improved its product by closing the 120 year old factory and sacking all the workers, as well as reducing the size and putting more palm oil into the product.

      1. The Oncoming Scorn Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        Re: Finger of Blame

        That's not the sort of a glass & a half of milky goodness I was expecting in my chocolate bar.

      2. Anonymous Kiwi

        Re: Finger of Blame

        I can see the local Cadbury factory here getting taken down by cranes so they can put the new hospital in...

    2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Finger of Blame

      "When Cadbury is 'improving' its product by reducing its size, do you think the beancounters are going to spend money on an old computer?"

      At Cadburys, the bean counters really do actually count beans.

  6. -tim

    News Flash?

    What are the odds that the show and tell app that should be running was written in flash? Moving on might be a whole lot more challenging than it would appear.

    As far as unsupported, doesn't MS still have that pay for support thing going if you are willing to pay big? If I remember right, the cost per workstation today for that support would still be smaller than some Oracle seat licenses.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: News Flash?

      (If you're running a flash app on a kiosk, it's doesn't need OS support, so long as it's not connected to the wider internet. They might have hardware issues in the future though, either failing kit or inability to get suitable kit to run it on or external devices supported by WinXP drivers.

  7. herman Silver badge

    Adobe of course

    My bet is that XP is waiting for Adobe to terminate.

  8. Yes Me Silver badge

    Same old story

    Cadbury's have always been at the forefront of computing.

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