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[2]: Hmm...
by Laurence on Thu 12th Apr 2007 20:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmm..."
Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Maybe you could elaborate on why this is so? Because this is not what my experience tells me and lately more and more people around me get interested in Linux out of their own will ?!


The problem with Linux is it's just too damn confusing for the noobies. Even down to picking which distro to go with can be a mine field if you really don't know your debians from your red-hats.

Personally I think it will take a centralised corperate OS (like SkyOS, but obviously not SkyOS) to truely rival Windows in the PC desktop wars - however no other non-windows PC OS is as near to complete as Linux is, so the war is a long time to come.

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RE[3]: Hmm...
by twenex on Thu 12th Apr 2007 21:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmm..."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

The problem with Linux is it's just too damn confusing for the noobies. Even down to picking which distro to go with can be a mine field if you really don't know your debians from your red-hats.

I love this. Paternalism is alive and well and living in Corporate America!

Seriously, if this is the problem then people need to know they can go to their hardware vendor and get one. Another reason for Microsoft to Fear Dell, and for everyone else to Praise Them.

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