Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 12:45 UTC
Windows "Microsoft set out to adopt a formal and rigid support lifecycle in 2002, back at a time when most analysts were expecting to see Windows Vista within a couple of years. My own point of view was that this lifecycle business had a lot to do with Microsoft's then-new volume licensing scheme, which among other things is oriented towards selling software subscriptions. If you're buying a subscription for software, you can see how lifecycle plans become important. However, delays in Windows Vista coupled with a questionable approach to 'consumer' products means that 2007 will carry a few surprises unless policy changes are made at Redmond."
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RE[3]: Extraordinary
by vondur on Wed 4th Jan 2006 15:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Extraordinary"
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Whoa, Microsoft would probably love for everyone to replace their Windows XP Home with Win 2k3 server, but I doubt most people that use home would consider using a server OS as their desktop.

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