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 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
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While I can't say I agree with the person you quoted, choosing to "dust off my retail copy of Windows Me" is an even crazier statement to make. Me was an abomination, and anyone that thinks Vista is worse hasn't even used it.

I used ME for about two years - at one of my home PCs, 98SE on another, and there were no significant difference between two systems. 98SE were usually praised as best of 9x line. IMHO they both were good, with a little tweaking needed of course. ME had never version of explorer.exe which was free of that stupid freeze-bug which surfaced when you copy/move lots of files. Things that forced me to abandon them were games requiring at least Windows 2000 (Doom 3 and later), 512-768MB RAM barrier and 136GB HD barrier. If they can handle 2 GB of RAM, larger partitions (they could be run from SATA drives, minus 136GB barrier of course), and you could run ET: QuakeWars on them ;-) I will probably still be using them today.

I was (and I am still!) very sentimental towards DOS and Norton Commander times - maybe that is the reason.

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