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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RE: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 00:52 UTC in reply to "Vista is the future"
autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12

you can't be serious, right ?

I do not like Linux too, but having to choose between Vista and Linux I will probably choose to ... no. I will choose to dust off my retail copy of Windows ME.

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RE[2]: Vista is the future
by ronaldst on Fri 4th Apr 2008 01:47 in reply to "RE: Vista is the future"
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

you can't be serious, right ? I do not like Linux too, but having to choose between Vista and Linux I will probably choose to ... no. I will choose to dust off my retail copy of Windows ME.

How can I not be serious?

Check out the competition. If you choose Apple then you're stuck with restricted hardware configurations. Want a desktop quad core Intel CPU? Or an AMD processor? Too bad. If you choose Linux then you're on your own. A lot of people give up on setting an home page on Konqueror.

Do yourself a favour and try Vista. You'll find that most of the arguments against Vista are mostly hot air. Just because the angry mob at OSNews feels that anything labeled Microsoft is bad, doesn't mean that in reality it is.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

If you choose Linux then you're on your own. A lot of people give up on setting an home page on Konqueror.


Open Konqueror.

Go to the page you want as your home page: eg:
www.google.com

Select the text that is shown in the address bar and copy it to the clipboard (Crtl-C).

Settings -> Configure Konqueror.

In the middle of the settings dialog box, where it says "Home URL" ... erase the existing text, and paste (Ctrl-V) in the URL you previously copied to the clipboard.

Click OK.

You are done.

PS: You are not on your own. Just ask a question in the right place, and someone will help you in very short order.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:14 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

I already tried in rc stage - it sucks even more than Ubuntu or Linux in general. And its not about drivers - its about whole experience. Vista is slow, Vista is resource hungry (one of my two home PC is based on Celeron 1700 and have 1GB of RAM - it is now five years old and runs XP and apps just fine) and Vista is in one of its aspects very similar to Linux - it "knows better what is good for me" - for example you cannot shut down all its "whistles" in UI to make it clean and fast like XP in "Windows 2000" mode.

Im absolutely serious now - I prefer WinME over Vista.

Vista in my home, in my private computer - yes, but over my dead body. Period.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by dimosd on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
dimosd Member since:
2006-02-10

Do yourself a favour and try Vista. You'll find that most of the arguments against Vista are mostly hot air.


Well, I did try Vista (for 3 months). Hell, that's why I'm posting this message from Linux ;-)

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"you can't be serious, right ? I do not like Linux too, but having to choose between Vista and Linux I will probably choose to ... no. I will choose to dust off my retail copy of Windows ME.

How can I not be serious?

Check out the competition. If you choose Apple then you're stuck with restricted hardware configurations. Want a desktop quad core Intel CPU? Or an AMD processor? Too bad. If you choose Linux then you're on your own. A lot of people give up on setting an home page on Konqueror.

Do yourself a favour and try Vista. You'll find that most of the arguments against Vista are mostly hot air. Just because the angry mob at OSNews feels that anything labeled Microsoft is bad, doesn't mean that in reality it is.
"

Or do yourself and your wallet an even bigger favour and try a recent GNU/Linux. Fedora or Ubuntu would be fine choices. If you don't feel able to install an OS, get a pre-installed system from ZaReason, System 76 or even Dell or HP ... at a stretch you can even get a low-end low-price system from Wallmart online.

You will get a fully functional, stable, secure OS and literally thousands of applications available to you for free, it will perform significantly better than Vista on the same hardware, it will be fully capable out-of-the-box (without the need to purchase extra products such as anti-virus or Office suite), and your data will be saved and exchanged in open formats that can be processed by software from any of several software vendors.

Edited 2008-04-04 02:42 UTC

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by DrillSgt on Fri 4th Apr 2008 03:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Want a desktop quad core Intel CPU? Or an AMD processor?..."

Well, if I want an Intel Quad Core I can get a Mac Pro. For the AMD I can use Linux or one of the BSD's, if I really want to.

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

*opens Mac and drops in quad core intel chip

wow... it works!

stop being a silly 10 year old and grow up please.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by apoclypse on Fri 4th Apr 2008 04:20 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Oh Sure Vista taking all of my somputers resources and still running like crap is all just hot air. Nice try.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by Soulbender on Fri 4th Apr 2008 05:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The future's so bright I gotta wear shades.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by Darkelve on Fri 4th Apr 2008 06:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

"A lot of people give up on setting an home page on Konqueror."

I get your point that with Linux there is more manual work to be done, but you're really stretching it here.

"Do yourself a favour and try Vista."

Funny...

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by mind!dagger on Fri 4th Apr 2008 12:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
mind!dagger Member since:
2007-06-26

Vista is an expensive transition system. They've already started work on its modular replacement.

I'm sure Thum will edit me down with Gestapo-like efficiency but "who cares" what others think about Vista. I actually like it since it works a little more like a real operating system should.

This is from a Linux, OS X and Windows server admin.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by thedaemon on Fri 4th Apr 2008 22:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
thedaemon Member since:
2008-04-04

I personally run an AMD 64bit with Mac OS X with no problems, your comments about OS X are invalid.

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RE[2]: Vista is the future
by Darkelve on Fri 4th Apr 2008 06:37 in reply to "RE: Vista is the future"
Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

Maybe Mac OSX is an option for you?

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RE[2]: Vista is the future
by polaris20 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 14:12 in reply to "RE: Vista is the future"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

you can't be serious, right ?

I do not like Linux too, but having to choose between Vista and Linux I will probably choose to ... no. I will choose to dust off my retail copy of Windows ME.


While I can't say I agree with the person you quoted, choosing to "dust off my retail copy of Windows Me" is an even crazier statement to make. Me was an abomination, and anyone that thinks Vista is worse hasn't even used it. Had you used it, you'd see it's far more stable, just as stable (in my experience) as XP. Yes, it is slower. I won't debate that (though it runs just fine for me).

But saying Me is better is laughable.

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RE[3]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 20:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

While I can't say I agree with the person you quoted, choosing to "dust off my retail copy of Windows Me" is an even crazier statement to make. Me was an abomination, and anyone that thinks Vista is worse hasn't even used it.


I used ME for about two years - at one of my home PCs, 98SE on another, and there were no significant difference between two systems. 98SE were usually praised as best of 9x line. IMHO they both were good, with a little tweaking needed of course. ME had never version of explorer.exe which was free of that stupid freeze-bug which surfaced when you copy/move lots of files. Things that forced me to abandon them were games requiring at least Windows 2000 (Doom 3 and later), 512-768MB RAM barrier and 136GB HD barrier. If they can handle 2 GB of RAM, larger partitions (they could be run from SATA drives, minus 136GB barrier of course), and you could run ET: QuakeWars on them ;-) I will probably still be using them today.

I was (and I am still!) very sentimental towards DOS and Norton Commander times - maybe that is the reason.

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