Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:40 UTC
Windows Microsoft will shutter its Windows XP line June 30, as planned, ceasing sales of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home to retailers and direct OEMs, Microsoft confirmed to eWEEK April 3. The statement from Redmond executives ends weeks of speculation that Microsoft would extend the life of the operating system as users turn up their nose at Vista, the operating system meant to supplant XP, and OEMs argue lighter versions of desktops and notebooks don't have the juice to run Vista.
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by Nico57 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 00:15 UTC in reply to "..."
Nico57
Member since:
2006-12-18

2000 still missed a few interesting bits which only came with XP (TS, cleartype, 32b systray icons, wifi support, wide OS diffusion, ...), and which somewhat offset its Playskool GUI and overweight.

I have yet to find one feature I need in Vista (maybe the ability to shrink NTFS volumes, but that's more of a server feature), and on the other side my list of showstoppers keeps getting LONGER everyday, which is pretty frightening for a 1 year old OS (sick UAC implementation, completely incoherent shell UI, lack of 3rd party VPN support, global slowness, heavyness and unneeded complexity...)

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by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 00:49 in reply to "RE: ..."
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

Lack of WiFi was partial - it was only lack of build-in WiFi support - custom drivers ran just fine.

Some issues with large disks are more irritating - but still quite easy to fix.

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by christianhgross on Fri 4th Apr 2008 06:33 in reply to "RE: ..."
christianhgross Member since:
2005-11-15

I have tried to like Vista... I really have.

Here are the absolute dislikes:

1) UAC. I write code and I have to constantly use "run as administrator" and have to avoid getting an epileptic seizure from the constant black screen dimming. I turned off UAC and all is fine now.

2) Hard disk tromping. With 500 GB drives absolutely common and people having oodles and oodles of pictures and files why in the heck does Vista keep thinking it needs to inspect every file? I turned off indexing, and turned off windows defender, but it still has bouts of hard disk tromping.

3) Constant warning of bubbles. That is so annoying that bubbles telling me this that or the other thing keep popping up.

Those three reasons have me yearning to go back to XP. And I finally realized why Vista sucks. They did not do an Apple. Apple has this habit of switching from one technology to another. It hurts if you are stuck with the old technology. But it is better in the long run. Microsoft should have done this with Vista! Or at least what they should have done is run both XP and Vista concurrently where Vista is a brand new kernel that will require some time to adopt.

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