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Microsoft backtrack on XP death
Instead of MicroSoft killing XP to force people over to Vista, Dell announced that it would be offering XP again on home PCs.

Sounds like good news.

Read about it in this rather satirical article "Microsoft admits Vista failure".

I'm hoping Windows XP license prices drop, otherwise I'm not using Windows on any computer other than my laptop. £100 for Home edition is a little steep now I'm used to Linux!

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Posted : Sunday, 22 April 2007, 13:06
JL235


MS would not drop or kill XP. Like the PS2 and PS3, it wouldn't supruse me if XP is outselling Vista, easily.

MS only officially ended 95 support a few years ago.

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Posted : Sunday, 22 April 2007, 15:08
Jayenkai


Wonderful news! (You all know my feelings about Vista!)

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Posted : Sunday, 22 April 2007, 15:31
TheMadProff


Yay, everyone can now easily move to Macs...
And install XP (definitely not vista)on boot camp

Posted : Sunday, 22 April 2007, 15:48
steve_ancell


Hallelujah, Vista is a f*****g joke.

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Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 10:17
power mousey


yay!!

Hasta La Vista!

yet, the PS 2 looks a mighty attractive.
What with Oblivion, Resident Evil, and a few other
games.
But hey, if Titan Quest or especially
the up n coming HellGate London or even Fallout 3
comes out for the PS 2....then,
my Stop will be Games. GameStop!!

I will pick up a PS 2 over at GameStop and
also a memory card too.

Why shell out the clams and salami
for a new computer just to play a few games?!??
When I already have my Compaq Presario and also
my HP Pavilion computer. True!

cheers
power mousey

Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 11:04
HoboBen


Diablo it wouldn't supruse me if XP is outselling Vista, easily.


Exactly, which is why they were setting a date for something like next year stopping people selling ready-built PCs with XP, and instead forcing Vista. The fact that Dell have gone back on this is good news, IMHO.

Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 12:22
steve_ancell


Microsoft never seem to learn, they already got taken to court for trying to monopolise the computer market once before. There is no way that I will convert to a pollished-up clone of Windows ME. When XP is no longer supported and if Microsoft are still selling that load of old crap, I'm thinking of going over to another system and use emulators to run my current software.

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Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 12:24
shroom_monk


I'm using Windoze ME...

(It sucks. Not compatible with a lot of stuff... )

|moan| The small tag doesn't work, but there's a button for it. |moan|

Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 12:40
steve_ancell


LOL... Windoze ME. You just knocked the nail squarely on the head .

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Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 13:31
shroom_monk


But nails have round heads... huh?

Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 16:05
steve_ancell


Yeah good point !, but they are flat on top.

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Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 19:10
power mousey


Good golly!!, Miss Molly!!

shroomie, dang!!, upgrade to XP dude.

If my solitaire card playing and Mahjonng
tiling Mom can upgrade to Windows XP on her
Dell computer....then, so can you.

cheers for Me,
all hail for XP

power mousey

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 00:08
shroom_monk


We will go XP... just as soon as this one completely kicks the bucket...

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 01:36
power mousey


You mean the computer, right?

Come to think of it.....I have had
my Compaq Presario for almost 8 years.
With Windows 98, AMD K6 550 mhz cpu,
64 mb of system memory, Trident integrated
video memory, 20 gig hard drive.
Still going strong after all these years.

Yet, I'm glad Dell went back to XP. I hope
Hp, Emachines, and others do the same.
They probably will.

cheers
power mousey

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 10:14
shroom_monk


Yep, the computer.

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 11:13
TheMadProff


Lets just say, the way I think of it, Windoze is the way any Microsoft OS is spelt...

BUY A MAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 12:43
power mousey


well hey MadProff,

what about Windows CE?


And I'll buy a Mac when the price drops
and is affordable for all...and Apple and especially
Steve Jobs takes a less elitist approach with their
products.

I'll go for the Cube.

cheers
power mousey

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