> Again, your "ignorance" is assuming that every computer in use is net-connected, and > therefore vulnerable. And also, assuming you're the only "geek" in this conversation. > -JW
If the computer isn't connected to a network, then hell, there's no reason not to run whatever OS works best for your workflow. It's just that if you're running XP or 95 or 3.1 or whatever because of the need to control some old CNC machine or scientific equipment, it'd better be air-gapped.
In the case of the machines Robbbert mentioned, it sounded to me like he was referring to an entire corporate network, and the idea of something like that still running XP gives me the creeping horrors.