Robert Klemme wrote:
> On 08.11.2015 21:57, WJ wrote:
> >The version of Ruby 2.0 available from http://rubyinstaller.org/
> >under Windows XP.
> >However, 2.1 and 2.2 from that site don't run.
> >Is there anywhere else to download 2.2 for Windows XP?
> I use the Cygwin version (albeit not on XP) - that works
> pretty good. You do get a complete Unix like environment with
> it which might what you want - or not.
> Generally I would recommend to move away from XP rather sooner
> than later. Depending on what you want to do a VM with Linux
> might work, too.
I installed JRuby (which provides the equivalent of Ruby 2.2).
It seems to work correctly. I'll use it when I need the extra
features of 2.2.
Windows XP seems preferable to Windows 10, which some call
spyware. I can do everything I want under XP; "upgrading"
would just be a headache.
Both of my laptops have XP. Recently I was transcoding some
videos copied from DVDs on the faster of the two. When
transcoding videos with a picture size of 352x480 (NTSC;
aspect ratio 4:3) without doing any rescaling or delacing, the
rate of transcoding was 500 frames per second using ffmpeg to
produce mpeg2 output. Blazing fast. I have no need or desire
for a more bloated, sluggish version of Windows.
XP hasn't stopped working. It's very unfortunate that some
software producers are almost forcing people to hand over
more money to the microsoft monoply.