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Microsoft to stop selling Windows XP today

I was reading the news and saw about the Microsoft XP ordeal. So, anyone looking for XP for their computer, good luck.

Guess you can discuss about whether Microsoft's strategy is good or bad.

I don't know about the S & D of XP this year, but I'm sure that in order to make more revenue, promote one active OS, not two...
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Heh. We just bought a new computer for me today, it's shipping with XP on it o_O



Eh. It was too soon for this, IMO.
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Eh at least They'll still support xp untill 2014 >.>
i actually want to try out vista. just because of all the negative comments and reviews about it
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Too soon Q_____Q

Couldn't they wait until like.... next year?! 2 years before they stop making things compatible w/ it Q__Q
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Too soon Q_____Q

Couldn't they wait until like.... next year?! 2 years before they stop making things compatible w/ it Q__Q
OH, GOD! That would suck if they stopped compatibility with XP...but that won't happen. Things are still compatible with Macs, 98's, etc. so we don't have to worry. But it does suck that they're going to stop manufacturing more....
 
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They really suck. I hate how they're trying to force Vista down people's throats. Hopefully, they fix all the problems that people have with Vista quickly.
 
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Eh at least They'll still support xp untill 2014 >.>
i actually want to try out vista. just because of all the negative comments and reviews about it
I bought a Vista computer for my grandma while we were in Europe last month, mainly because it was practically impossible to find XP. Hated it. Compatibility issues out the ass with various programs. Dont get sucked in by the pretty user interface.
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OH, GOD! That would suck if they stopped compatibility with XP...but that won't happen. Things are still compatible with Macs, 98's, etc. so we don't have to worry. But it does suck that they're going to stop manufacturing more....
In 2014 it won't be supported @_@;;
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Dell still selling xp with the downgrade license loophole.
 
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hehe my laptop's xp...
i've heard too much stuff about vista, so i don't like it already
 
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My desktop was pure hell with Vista. It was so bad that I had to downgrade to XP after about a month; it didn't like any of the hardware in it.

My laptop was a different story - Vista has worked beautifully on it. I haven't had a single hardware compatibility issue out of it (Sony Vaio VGN-AR630E) and the only software issue I can remember was the Vista/Trickster/No Sound issue. I think it's just a matter of having hardware that's been designed and tested for Vista.

Overall, however, I dislike how they half-assed released a product before they could ensure compatibility; it reminds me a lot of the Windows Me flop in 2000. A further similarity is the upcoming Windows Codename 7 - I guess to be Vista's "XP".
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Omg... >_< I've heard so many bad things about Vista, I don't even want to try it out. My friend who owns Vista says that she can not find XP when she was trying to buy a desktop computer, so she was practically forced to get Vista.
 
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"Developers/Programmers /rejects Windows Vista" anyway, try search for it why ;o.

One in the top10 reasons why you should avoids Windows Vista.
 
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Shall we wait for Windows 7 in 2010?
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i was supposed to buy volume licensing for the upcoming PCs,
which doesnt come pre-installed with XP *they were pre-installed with vista*
i opted for a no O/S-included bundle

got a follow up call yesterday from M$ from my order last week,
"we regrets to inform you that we have stopped distributing this product...
kindly upgrade to Vista OS which comes with increased desktop productivity え ... "

え,.. so can i use pirated XP OS for it ? *hangs up* XD

they fail to comprehend the revenues generated from it's stable OS
this marketing decision is rigged to market support for the junked Vista

M$ wont give-in to consumer demands now for another extension of selling XP
but maybe later this year we'll see some developments on this issue

 
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They kinda "pushes" most users to switches to Vistaids, including big companies <_<

Hell, who wanna /spends more just to make sure their machine is Vistaids compatible?

<_<...even their vistaids-fail-basic takes more resources than Windows XP Home.
 
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Dang. Microsoft made a terrible decision. Ironic I'm posting on this on a Vista. I hate the Vista. I DOES NOT WANT TO RUN EVERYTHING AS AN ADMIN FFS. >_<
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lol, my lappy comes with licensed vistaids home premium either :/
 
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Luckily there's many illegal copies of XP so we should all be fine until they decided to weed those out too \o/
 
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Overall, however, I dislike how they half-assed released a product before they could ensure compatibility
Yet most Vista incompatibilities are caused by crappy 3rd party drivers, which isn't Microsoft's fault. In fact they gave them plenty of time to write proper drivers
 

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