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[6]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:52 UTC 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[7]: Vista is the future
by sbergman27 on Fri 4th Apr 2008 20:16 in reply to "RE[6]: Vista is the future"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

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

- Use Google
- Stop trolling

Now, now, autumnlover. I've been noticing you, lately, going out of your way to make taunting, negative, and nonconstructive posts in Linux threads. (I just checked your comment history to confirm.) And the condescending tone you take here is not exactly the most constructive communications technique, either. So I'm not sure that you are in a position to claim the moral high ground.

That said, as an advocate, I believe that dealing with reality is more effective than wishful thinking.[1] So I find honest and constructive criticism, coming from inside or outside the Linux community to be both welcome and helpful. But my impression is that you are not really doing that. Not consistently, anyway. So I would have to agree with apoclypse and others that you have, indeed, been doing a bit of gratuitous trolling. It's not a crime. I've been known to do a bit of it myself. Just ask the KDE advocates! ;-) But please try to be honest about it.

[1] Furthermore, as an admin of Linux business desktops, I do not have the luxury of wishful thinking. When I encounter weaknesses, I have to face them and overcome them.

Edited 2008-04-04 20:22 UTC

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RE[8]: Vista is the future
by autumnlover on Fri 4th Apr 2008 20:29 in reply to "RE[7]: Vista is the future"
autumnlover Member since:
2007-04-12

That said, as an advocate, I believe that dealing with reality is more effective than wishful thinking.[1] So I find honest and constructive criticism, coming from inside or outside the Linux community to be both welcome and helpful. But my impression is that you are not really doing that. Not consistently, anyway. So I would have to agree with apoclypse and others that you have, indeed, been doing a bit of gratuitous trolling. It's not a crime. I've been known to do a bit of it myself. Just ask the KDE advocates! ;-) But please try to be honest about it.


I am trying. I also hope that you noticed my criticism and scepticism about Vista, other comments not related to Linux/Free Software at all (AmigaOS ?) and - last but not least - my sarcastic sense of humour, that I am trying to put in my comments from time to time. ("my dear fellow linuxians")

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