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 dimosd on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Vista is the future"
dimosd
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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[4]: Vista is the future
by kaiwai on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:40 in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

"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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I tried Vista as soon as it came out; and I sold my laptop soon after. I've now got a MacBook with Mac OS X. Every time I am tempted by the likes of the PC world, I remind myself of Windows Vista, the broken promises and the lack of any forward looking direction that puts progress ahead of comprising for the lazy programmers in the third party world unwilling to update their code.

As for PC's running *NIX, there still has alot of work to go before it gets to the level of usability and software available as Mac OS X (software availability in the form of commercial third party applications like Microsoft Office, Creative Suite, Quark, and so forth).

With that being said, however, does it matter if someone is running Linux, Solaris or MacOS X? the most important thing, they're not running Windows - and that is what will hurt Microsoft, not the fact that Mac OS X or Linux or Solaris is winning, that somewhere along the line Microsoft is being hurt. Thats the important thing.

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 02:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I tried Vista as soon as it came out; and I sold my laptop soon after. I've now got a MacBook with Mac OS X. Every time I am tempted by the likes of the PC world, I remind myself of Windows Vista, the broken promises and the lack of any forward looking direction that puts progress ahead of comprising for the lazy programmers in the third party world unwilling to update their code.

As for PC's running *NIX, there still has alot of work to go before it gets to the level of usability and software available as Mac OS X (software availability in the form of commercial third party applications like Microsoft Office, Creative Suite, Quark, and so forth).

With that being said, however, does it matter if someone is running Linux, Solaris or MacOS X? the most important thing, they're not running Windows - and that is what will hurt Microsoft, not the fact that Mac OS X or Linux or Solaris is winning, that somewhere along the line Microsoft is being hurt. Thats the important thing.


True. GNU/Solaris with KDE 4.1 would be a very nice combination ... except for the very point you make about commercial third party applications.

Commercial third party applications for GNU/Linux for specialist applications such as CAD/Mathematics/Graphics etc are becoming available these days ... but they tend to be focussed on a very few variants. Fedora and Ubuntu would normally be catered for, less often Debian, SuSe or Mandriva ... but almost never GNU/Solaris.

Edited 2008-04-04 02:51 UTC

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