Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Sep 2007 21:48 UTC
Windows "Responding to feedback from customers and third parties, Microsoft has extended the availability of Windows XP to both original equipment manufacturers and retail channels through to June 30, 2008. Originally slated to be pulled from retail shelves and OEMs on January 30, 2008 - only a year after Windows Vista's debut - customers requested more time to prepare for the upgrade to Vista."
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RE[10]: Never thought I'd say this
by Jokel on Sat 29th Sep 2007 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Never thought I'd say this"
Jokel
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2006-06-01

You know - it's funny to see when a driver in Linux fails it's always the fault of Linux, but when a driver in Windows fails it's the fault of anything but Windows. Talking about biased...

But there MUST be a reason drivers in Vista are not functioning well - even if Vista is out for almost a year by now. There MUST be a reason they still can't get it into decent working order.

Could it be the holy WDDDM from heaven has some dark speckles on it? Could it be the hardware makers are seriously and desperately trying to write some working drivers, but are hindered by too complicated and right-on inconsistent API's produced by Microsoft?

Could it be the design is so broken it is nearly impossible to write a decent driver? Maybe it could be like a water bed - flatten some part out, only to see it bump up somewhere else?

Just a tought...

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