Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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RE: I want some
by pandronic on Wed 25th Jun 2008 21:17 UTC in reply to "I want some"
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Well, to be fair, Vista is quite a failure. I and some of my mates have tried the switch to Vista and each of us went back eventually to XP, and for different reasons nonetheless.

I had some performance problems with a computer that runs XP quite fast, then it started locking up out of the blue - and that with official Vista drivers for all my hardware. Then some of my applications that work fine in XP were acting up in Vista. That was the final straw.

A pal of mine experienced random lock-ups, again with proper Vista drivers and a two week old install.

And I could go on ...

I'm not a big fan of Linux because I really don't like much of the available applications or I find them insufficient for my work (but that's another story) but if I'd have to choose right now between Linux (almost any flavor) and Vista I'd choose Linux without looking back. I really think that Vista it's that bad.

I doesn't offer anything compelling, it costs money to upgrade from XP, then it costs some more to upgrade your hardware, and then even some more to get the latest versions of the apps you use whether you need them or not, and for what? For Flip3D? Please ...

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