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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Comment by BrendaEM
by BrendaEM on Fri 4th Apr 2008 00:52 UTC
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Positive move--for people who hate Microsoft.

MS is under pressure to ram Vista down the throats of anyone who has a Dollar. The DRM plan must move forward.

They are ditching profits to spare their brand name.

MS is openly inviting us to try alternatives, let's oblige.

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RE: Comment by BrendaEM
by DrillSgt on Fri 4th Apr 2008 03:47 in reply to "Comment by BrendaEM"
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"The DRM plan must move forward."

The DRM plan as you call it was set in motion by Hollywood and Apple. DRM only got publicity since Microsoft was putting it in as requested, Apple already had it. Something they copied from Apple?? Probably...

On another note, the bad press it has gotten has made the big players think twice. A good chunk of movie houses are starting to release things as DRM free, which will be a good thing.

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