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[8]: I'd do the same
by stare on Thu 12th Apr 2007 15:26 UTC 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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RE[9]: I'd do the same
by twenex on Thu 12th Apr 2007 15:49 in reply to "RE[8]: I'd do the same"
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

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.


I'm not just talking about reviews; I'm talking about general opinion amongst users. Besides which, there are an awful lot more reviews out there whose writers' incomes depend on the good fortunes of Microsoft, than those who do not, so one would assume that the majority of writers, if they are biased, would be biased in its favour. And if the reviews of Vista were all glowing I'd be sitting here replying to a charge that they're fair.

Unfortunately they still are.

A charge for which, apparently, you are unable to give evidence.

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.

"Even worsen"? WTF is that supposed to mean? Lacking standards? X11? The FHS? KDE?

As opposed to Microsoft "following" standards like Kerberos when it made Active Directory, I suppose.

Bias? Yeah, you're full of it.

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