Microsoft plans to phase out OEM shipments of the older generation of Windows in order push Vista, upsetting many XP users.
XP came out in late 2001, so this only makes sense. Hell, they stuck with XP a lot longer than any other OS, so whiners need to STFU. :o
Do us a favor and google how many users around the world use XP alone and tell them to Stfu, not everyones where your at right now.
They will still provide XP on retail selves, not to mention support, updates, and service patches. How long do you expect to buy a "NEW" system with an "OLD" OS? If you want to use XP, you still will be able to, np.
well fortunetly i have a vista capable computer and its not weak. I probably would be able to run vista ultimate. But for now i'm fine with my windows xp media center. Fortunetly my desktop still looks pretty good. Vista like i guess.
so much for "choice" eh?
ye thanks for the choice MS
why am i not suprised. anyway y do i care my xp is off a bootleg cd :)
Vista at the moment from what I hear is not compatable with anything at the moment, XP is still where it's at.
The only problem you have listed is that "from what I hear is not compatable with anything at the moment". For the month that I have been using Vista, I have found it compatible will all of my older software and hardware. Everything works great, from the drivers for my Copperhead mouse to Neverwinter Nights 2, everything works great. Despite what you heard, Vista is, well, great!
Then what PC's would you reccomend for Vista Basic?
I have vista basic on my laptop and vista business on my desktop. Both work great, the only thing I had a problem with is my Hp photosmart printer. My epson R1800 works great. I went to HP's website and they said that they are not supporting any printer over 6 years old and that people with older printers should buy a new Hp printer. (With that attitude, if I do buy a new printer, it won't be an HP). Anyway, I heard about all the problems and complaints people had and I haven't had any yet. Maybe most of the people doing the complaining have 5-10 year old computers. Who knows.
I am going to buy Vista this year,and have been planning it since Vista came out,I almost bought it,but I heard to many problems and complaints,hopefully they fixed or are going to fix Vista :)
I can spend my money on better things than prettier windows.
If they are just stop OEM shipping, why would that upset XP Users, if they are XP users, they already have windows xp. Besided, they didn't say they were going to stop supporting windows xp, and stop selling it on retail shelves. I guess it's just something else to B!tch about.
-Just a matter of time.
Why would this upset current XP users? They're not shipping any more OEM units next year... so? The only people this effects is retail and people who build their system from scratch, who are already going to be upgrading to Vista because of DX10. You spin me right 'round baby, right 'round...
I'll just list: -Have a new computer, running Vista, it works. And it's pretty. -XP has been out and fully supported for longer than basically any OS in history, and definately in terms of Windows. -If MS drops Vista support, they might also stop trying to get your computer to verify your copy of Windows all the time. The pirates should be cheering!
I dont get what the problem is, what they are saying is that when you buy a new PC in 2008 the only windows OS you can get is Vista, isnt that the obvious choice if you are going the windows route. I bought a new PC 2 weeks ago with vista preinstalled and it runs fine, has never locked up yet, not to mention it looks really nice at a high resolution. The search feature is also, once you use it makes it hard to go back to XP. XP support is still there and the patches are still coming you just can't buy a NEW computer in '08 with XP. Honestly don't believe all the bashing of vista....it honestly is a great OS and once you have it running on your computer, you'll see how useful it is qne not to forget Direct X 10 and the smile I get whenever I open up the Nvidia manager and is says currently using Direct X 10 :D
Why should people be buying a computer a year after an OS is released and receive a copy of a seven year old os. It has no effect on the people who use Xp and the people saying the number of users XP has are right. XP has tons of users which means they need to stop shipping it or else those same people will be buying another computer with the same old OS instead of a actually upgrading. That is how technology becomes stale and innovation disapears. The general public (which sounds to be allot of people in here) is completely ignorant when it comes to technology. Versions of Windows are often called just XP and Vista more and more which means that many people aren't aware that Vista is actually just the next version of Winodws and not a completely new platform. With names it's harder to realize that because there is no progression like there used to be. You used to look and know 98 was better than 95 and OS9 would be better than OS8. Leaving an outdated os as an option just causes confusion and causes the progression of technology to slow down.
I'll never stop! :)RS
for corporate networks MS products are easier to work with and are king, but for the home user or for a reliable stand alone workstation A Mac can't be beaten. I use my desktop for music production and XP is simply to flaky to work with, OSX is simply awesome.
2008? Where I live XP is already off the shelves. I guess it's a good business strategy though. Same thing they did with the xBox: offer no alternatives and force everyone who wants your product to upgrade. Fortunately, I got a 'copy' before MS pulled support for it.
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