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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

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

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

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Posted : Sunday, 22 April 2007, 15:31

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

Posted : Sunday, 22 April 2007, 15:48

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

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


Hasta La Vista!

yet, the PS 2 looks a mighty attractive.
What with Oblivion, Resident Evil, and a few other
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!

power mousey

Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 11:04

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

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

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

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

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Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 13:31

But nails have round heads... huh?

Posted : Monday, 23 April 2007, 16:05

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

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.

power mousey

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 10:14

Yep, the computer.

Posted : Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 11:13

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

I'll go for the Cube.

power mousey

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