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[4]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 10:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover
Member since:
2007-04-12


Or do yourself and your wallet an even bigger favour and try a recent GNU/Linux. Fedora or Ubuntu would be fine choices


...and be sure that there are plenty of affordable Linux support companies, whose will be happy to address all your problems with xorg.conf, fstab, menu.lst or even help you to fix that broken GNOME calculator tool in Ubuntu 8.04 - and all this (and more!) at a very attractive monthly fee contracts!

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by lemur2 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 11:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"
Or do yourself and your wallet an even bigger favour and try a recent GNU/Linux. Fedora or Ubuntu would be fine choices


...and be sure that there are plenty of affordable Linux support companies, whose will be happy to address all your problems with xorg.conf, fstab, menu.lst or even help you to fix that broken GNOME calculator tool in Ubuntu 8.04 - and all this (and more!) at a very attractive monthly fee contracts!
"

When you buy a system with Windows Vista pre-installed, you should not have any problems with your hardware, and so it is unlikely that you would have to edit the registry or resolve a .dll conflict. Even so, if you do have such a problem ... a support contract is required because you have not much show (outside of Microsoft) of fixing the issue ... because Windows Vista is a closed book. All fixes must come from Microsoft.

When you buy a system with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed, you should not have any problems with your hardware, and so it is unlikely that you would have to edit xorg.conf, fstab, menu.lst, and even if there is a broken tool such as a calculator then there are tens of other equivalent tools available at no cost to you as replacements. Even so, if you do have such a problem ... a support contract is probably not required because there is a whole community of support ... approximately 1.5 million developers with access to the source code to fix the problem and incentive to fix it because either they use that tool themselves or they like the kudos that comes with giving useful open source contributions.

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RE[6]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 14:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

Even so, if you do have such a problem ... a support contract is probably not required because there is a whole community of support ...


Today is a "day two" since I reported #211316 bug in Launchpad:

Status - new
Importance - undecided.

I wonder if they fix it on time - it will be quite amusing to receive CD from shipit with broken gcalctool ;)

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

Or you could, you know, learn how to use google. There are rarely any issues on linux that you won't find the answer to in google with the first results being links to ubuntuforums.org which has a very active helpful community full of people who aren't all tech geeks and the questions asked there range from the most newbish question to the most hardcore geek question.

I can't say the same for windows, most sites that come up as results in google searches usually try to get you to pay for the info, or have issues for months on end without any help from anyone. Even MS's own site is a PITA to navigate through. Issues with Linux can usually be resolved quickly and easily, especially if the issue is just about configuration.

What people don't understand is that the same brute force techniques they use to get windows to work around issues don't apply and aren't necessary in Linux. There is no registry hell to work around, just delete the config files. Software issues are kept to a minimum and can easily be resolved with a bit of commandline trickery, most of the time this could be done through the UI, but its much faster to use the cli.

Anyway, stop trolling!

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RE[6]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

stop trolling!


individuals like yours usually have only two things to say, when someone dares to challenge your point of view:

- Use Google
- Stop trolling

Linux is not "new kid on the block" and "RevolutionOS" anymore. And we are not living in 1999 too. More and more people saw Linux, and more and more people disliked it for many reasons. Accept it. And please remember - no one is trying to take your Linux away from you. Use it. Enjoy it. You talk a lot about "freedoms". You ask for your freedom to "spread the word" about Linux, you have it. But do not try to force people who disliked Linux to keep their mouths shut. If you and yours alike will continue doing this, that "freedom" of yours will become more and more like "People's Demokracy" or something similar.

Edited 2008-04-04 19:57 UTC

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RE[5]: Vista is the future
by Quag7 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 15:40 in reply to "RE[4]: Vista is the future"
Quag7 Member since:
2005-07-28

You know, this is a case of you just making shit up.

The online support communities for most distributions are pretty incredible, plus, there's this magical bag Linux users use called "google."

I have never, ever, run into a single human being who dropped Linux because they didn't have a phone number to call for support - ever.

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