Go to this InfoWorld site, and sign the petition to “Save Windows XP”.
Wow ! is Vista THAT bad ?
I have XP on an IBM Thinkpad and have a lot of fun with Echolink into World repeaters.
However I am also used to Unix on Telecomm Switches,Servers etc.
It’s just a case of Microsft’s built in obsolescence 😦
You might find this interesting Jason !
Just a week ago, reports were cropping up regarding Microsoft’s decision to give Vista Business / Ultimate customers a “downgrade to XP” option amidst complaints over its latest operating system. Now, the Redmond powerhouse has decided to “keep selling Windows XP until the end of June 2008, delaying a scheduled transition to its newer Windows Vista software by five months.” Originally, the planned phase out date for XP was January 30th of next year, but now the firm has decided to “extend XP sales in response to feedback from computer manufacturers who said there were customers who still wanted to buy the older operating system.” Of note, Mike Nash, a Microsoft corporate vice president, was quoted as saying that the company was “a little ambitious to think that it would need to make Windows XP available for only a year after the release of Windows Vista,” referring to the fact that it typically makes its older OS available for two years after the launch of a new one.
We puzzled over Microsoft’s cryptic statements at CeBIT that the Eee’s “other requirements” would lead to an adjustment of the Windows 7 timeline, and it looks like our first guess was spot-on: Microsoft will be making Windows XP available for Eee-class ultraportables until 2010, and possibly later. Demand for XP on devices like the Eee and Intel’s Classmate machines has prompted MS to reconsider axing XP entirely this June: the company will now sell XP Home through at least June 2010, and for one year after the release of Windows 7 — which means sales of XP could stretch into 2012. There’s no word on if the build of XP Home targeted at the ultraportable laptop set will be different from regular XP builds, but we doubt there’ll be many changes — it’ll be awfully sad if people are still clamoring for XP more than a decade after its initial release, though.
Looks like the petitioners won 😉
LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium — Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer offered a glimmer of hope on Thursday to fans of the company’s Windows XP operating system, saying the company may reconsider its decision to stop selling it soon.
But Ballmer was adamant that most people who buy PCs today buy them with XP’s successor, Vista.
“That’s the statistical truth,” he told reporters at a news conference at Louvain-La-Neuve University. “If customer feedback varies, we can always wake up smarter.”
Fans of XP — the six-year-old operating system set to be pulled off store shelves by June 30 — have plastered the Internet with blog posts, cartoons and petitions recently. They trumpet its superiority to Vista, whose consumer launch in January was greeted with lukewarm reviews.
Ballmer said the customers buying PCs with XP are corporate information technology departments that are having trouble shifting old machines to newer technology.
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Some 160,000 people already have signed an online Save XP Web petition who want Microsoft to keep selling it until the next version of Windows is released, currently targeted for 2010.
The thing is Vista is its above its time. too much Gfx that slows it down and crashes the comp your on while Xp is nice and simple and is easy on Cpu.
Me personally ill prob be transiting to Vista on my next comp in 5-7 months.
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