Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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Comment by Redeeman
by Redeeman on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:29 UTC
Redeeman
Member since:
2006-03-23

yeah right..

it will have zero measurable effect on the market, except perhaps the lubrication market.

i predict that basically EVERYONE will simply keep lubing up(probably even more so now), and bend over.

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RE: Comment by Redeeman
by Moulinneuf on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:03 in reply to "Comment by Redeeman"
Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

Let's consult reality :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netbook

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_netbooks

You would be wrong , most of them are XP loaded and have a GNU/Linux choice available.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by google_ninja on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:34 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

xp and linux dominating the low performance machine market doesn't say anything about the other 99% of the market. Most HP laptops have hardware that doesn't even support xp anymore.

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RE[2]: Comment by Redeeman
by Redeeman on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by Redeeman"
Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

yes and netbooks are a... lets consult reality(or how did you put it?) WHOPPING COMPLETELY IRELLEVANT piece of the market..

sure, its nifty and all, but its so small, that desktop linux is a giant compared..

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RE: Comment by Redeeman
by Stephen! on Thu 26th Jun 2008 15:10 in reply to "Comment by Redeeman"
Stephen! Member since:
2007-11-24

It seems possible that Linux might find it's niche on older PCs eventually. Some of these older PCs are never going to run Vista and it's not like Microsoft can go on supporting XP forever.

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