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[3]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:14 UTC 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[4]: Vista is the future
by joshv on Fri 4th Apr 2008 13:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
joshv Member since:
2006-03-18

for example you cannot shut down all its "whistles" in UI to make it clean and fast like XP in "Windows 2000" mode.


Right click on the Desktop, select "Personalize". Then select "Theme". In the drop down select "Windows Classic".

Now, I wish that the "classic" look and feel was XP's "Silver" skin, but alas, it's basically stock windows 2000.

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RE[4]: Vista is the future
by polaris20 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 14:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
polaris20 Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


Again, I'm not defending the MS zealot, but really, using an RC of Vista and making a judgment on it is ridiculous. Hasn't MS been around long enough to know not to use their OS before SP1?

Vista SP1 did fix a lot of things, and now it's fine on modern hardware. And by modern hardware I mean a $350 computer from Newegg.com.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 15:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Vista SP1 did fix a lot of things, and now it's fine on modern hardware. And by modern hardware I mean a $350 computer from Newegg.com.


Well it is fine if you want to run an OS that will end up costing you in additional software four times the cost of your newegg computer and which will then be slower on that hardware than a free alternative OS, it will spy on you and send your details back to big-brother corporate interests, it will likely not work with some older peripherals that you may have (such as older scanners or printers), it will require you to save your own data in deliberately-obscured formats so that you have no option other than an software upgrade treadmill, and it will prevent you from copying data from your own purchased media under some circumstances, and it will occupy a lot of your time and bandwidth just to try to keep it healthy.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by stestagg on Fri 4th Apr 2008 23:35 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

$350? really?

I spent £250 upgrading my already-good computer to be able to install Vista, and even then it was at the lower end of the usable specification for Vista.

If you're talking about the 'minimum system requirements' then you're drinking the same kool-aid as the MS PR department.

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RE[4]: Vista is the future
by wrc1944 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 15:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
wrc1944 Member since:
2008-04-04

Good Grief! In konqueror, to set any current page as the "home" page, go to menu bar, tab settings->Save View Profile "web browsing," and check Save URLs in profile.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by sbergman27 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 15:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Good Grief! In konqueror, to set any current page as the "home" page, go to menu bar, tab settings->Save View Profile "web browsing," and check Save URLs in profile.

That you think that is simple and intuitive speaks volumes.

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