Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:40 UTC
Windows Microsoft will shutter its Windows XP line June 30, as planned, ceasing sales of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home to retailers and direct OEMs, Microsoft confirmed to eWEEK April 3. The statement from Redmond executives ends weeks of speculation that Microsoft would extend the life of the operating system as users turn up their nose at Vista, the operating system meant to supplant XP, and OEMs argue lighter versions of desktops and notebooks don't have the juice to run Vista.
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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
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I already tried in rc stage - it sucks even more than Ubuntu or Linux in general. And its not about drivers - its about whole experience. Vista is slow, Vista is resource hungry (one of my two home PC is based on Celeron 1700 and have 1GB of RAM - it is now five years old and runs XP and apps just fine) and Vista is in one of its aspects very similar to Linux - it "knows better what is good for me" - for example you cannot shut down all its "whistles" in UI to make it clean and fast like XP in "Windows 2000" mode.

Im absolutely serious now - I prefer WinME over Vista.

Vista in my home, in my private computer - yes, but over my dead body. Period.

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