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I'll have about 25 Legal Pro licenses. Stocking up, you know.
    
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and online support will be cut. no more updates either
    
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Well as soon as they phase out XP, the faster the bugs will get fixed and the faster companys will be forced to develop the games and programs for ONLY vista, meaning less bugs. I think its a good idea.

I hear rumors that there will be a new OS in under 3 years, and if thats true, then M$ should be shut down.
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There's always ebay.
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There's always ebay.
I don't think people understand, there would be no security updates at all, windows update for XP would be shut down, new games and programs would REQUIRE vista. XP wouldn't be safe at all. All you would get is service pack 2, and thats IF your CD includes it.

No matter how you want to look at it, if they phase out XP, you'll be forced to upgrade, or you won't really be able to do much at all.
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I HATE VISTA. I love the look, but I hate everythign else. the network system, the security center, the folder system, the bugs, and most of all, windows media player 11. I hate WMP11 with a passion....

BUT, I am also a finance student and I completely understand it makes sense from a business point of view. YOU ALWAYS have to look at each company's decision with relation to the bottom line. If they let people use Windows xp. People wont need to buy new hardware, which means sales will be stagnant. People wont need to buy the newest software either, if it runs on XP(by the way office 2007 pisses me off too).


SO, for you to start buying that Q6700, and the barcelona and the new 8800GTS, and the microsoft office 2007, and the crisis, and unreal tournament 2007, halo 2-PC (*cries) what do they do? they OPTIMIZE them for Vista, OR in some cases, make them EXCUSIVELY for vista, the force all distributors to sell lappies and barebones with vista, they jack up the price for XP, they lower the support for XP, they INCREASE the price for XP and lower the Offer for it. they force hardware makers to "drop" drivers for XP and sooner. I know hardware that ONLY has drivers for XP. they force new hardware to have different interface and preety soon, they may make the manufacturers sell hardware that WONT install XP. you just wait...

You follow me so far..? Anything else they do along those lines shouldnt surprise you... From a business point of view, IT MAKES TOTAL SENSE. Although from a TECHNOLOGICAL and EVOLUTION point of view it makes no sense whatsoever. What kind of performance increase would you really see in these cases:

Windows XP + DX10 + 8800GTS
Vista + DX10 + 8800GTS

I can bet my $$ that microsoft DID test DX10 on XP AND DX10 probably performend better on XP....I just need proof, but I dont have the time or money to look into this. Now If i could, i would H@x0r3z XP to run DX10!!!
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Originally Posted by Nevaziah View Post
I can bet my $$ that microsoft DID test DX10 on XP AND DX10 probably performend better on XP....I just need proof, but I dont have the time or money to look into this. Now If i could, i would H@x0r3z XP to run DX10!!!
That would definitely be something to look into.
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