Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Apr 2007 00:49 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Windows Computer makers have been told they'll no longer be able to get Windows XP OEM by the end of this year, despite strong ongoing demand for the OS. Analysts and computer makers are wondering if the move is premature given Vista's ongoing performance and compatibility issues. Dell recently said it would reintroduce XP on a range of machines due to customer demand but Microsoft will only allow this until the end of the year.
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RE[6]: I'd do the same
by stare on Thu 12th Apr 2007 14:55 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: I'd do the same"
stare
Member since:
2005-07-06

Except it's 6Gb, not 15.

Maybe in Windows-pusher land it was


It's in the world of people who at least tried to install the OS before bashing it.

Happens all the time. "Suse 9.3 was good, 10.1 is crap", "FC4 suxxx FC6 rocks" etc.

No, that's a different question. I was comparing kernels, you are comparing distros.


That's your fault. The post you replied to was about Linux in form of end-user products (i.e. distros).

BTW, if you want to compare kernels, fine, what's wrong in NT5 compared to NT4 kernel?

And as I said before, that's not the issue - the issue is who suffers when they bring out a bad product. Every other OS company or project does, Microsoft don't.

Microsoft does the same, but the latest Microsoft OS which was "bad" is Windows ME. All following OS'es (2K, XP, 2K3, Vista) are great, so they receive the well-deserved market success.

Edited 2007-04-12 14:56

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RE[7]: I'd do the same
by twenex on Thu 12th Apr 2007 15:02 in reply to "RE[6]: I'd do the same"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

All following OS'es (2K, XP, 2K3, Vista) are great,

Vista, great?! Now we know you work for Microsoft!

so they receive the well-deserved market success.

LOL. That's the funniest thing I've heard since...the last time someone praised Microsoft.

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RE[8]: I'd do the same
by stare on Thu 12th Apr 2007 15:12 in reply to "RE[7]: I'd do the same"
stare Member since:
2005-07-06

Vista, great?!

Sure.

Now we know you work for Microsoft!

And you work for FSF?

Edited 2007-04-12 15:26

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RE[7]: I'd do the same
by twenex on Thu 12th Apr 2007 15:07 in reply to "RE[6]: I'd do the same"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

It's in the world of people who at least tried to install the OS before bashing it.

The point of reviews and sharing opinions is so that you don't HAVE to make mistakes that others did. Why should I assume I'm going to think Vista is anything but a joke if the great unwashed don't?

Happens all the time. "Suse 9.3 was good, 10.1 is crap", "FC4 suxxx FC6 rocks" etc.

No, that's a different question. I was comparing kernels, you are comparing distros.

That's your fault. The post you replied to was about Linux in form of end-user products (i.e. distros).


The point I was making is that Linux distros are not consistently inconsistent, and that even if they were you have a choice between provider X and provider Y, which you don't get in Windows. Congratulations on missing it.

BTW, if you want to compare kernels, fine, what's wrong in NT5 compared to NT4 kernel?

I was comparing Linux kernels only. Not having worked for Microsoft, I wouldn't know - but since the kernels are reputedly good, it proves that Microsoft don't need a crap kernel to make a crap Windows.

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RE[8]: I'd do the same
by stare on Thu 12th Apr 2007 15:26 in reply to "RE[7]: I'd do the same"
stare Member since:
2005-07-06

Why should I assume I'm going to think Vista is anything but a joke if the great unwashed don't?

Because most "reviews" are biased crap. Actually, there were some reasonable reviews, which presented cons and pros of Vista with overall positive conclusion.

The point I was making is that Linux distros are not consistently inconsistent,

Unfortunately they still are.

and that even if they were you have a choice between provider X and provider Y, which you don't get in Windows.

The choice between provider X and provider Y doesn't guarantee consistency, in case of current Linux ecosphere lacking important standarts it makes consistency even worsen.

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