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At the latest budget meeting they “fine tuned the Vista/XP mixâ€. This means that they are expecting to make more money off of the ostracized OS than they had first predicted. Initial expectations were of an 85/15 split between Vista and XP respectively. The new numbers reflect a noticeably higher number, 78/22.

Here’s to hoping that Microsoft realizes they have a pretty good OS already, and that all the eye-candy isn’t a good enough trade off for the usability of XP. Maybe they will change their mind about the XP retailer sales cut-off date that is quickly approaching.

I for one will cling dearly to my precious copies of Windows XP, I may begin venturing out and exploring other operating systems, but a lot is going to have to change before I switch to Vista.
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Vista as far as I am concerned is fine. Majority of problems that people are having are down to software manufactures and hardware driver developers.
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At the latest budget meeting they “fine tuned the Vista/XP mix”. This means that they are expecting to make more money off of the ostracized OS than they had first predicted. Initial expectations were of an 85/15 split between Vista and XP respectively. The new numbers reflect a noticeably higher number, 78/22.

Here’s to hoping that Microsoft realizes they have a pretty good OS already, and that all the eye-candy isn’t a good enough trade off for the usability of XP. Maybe they will change their mind about the XP retailer sales cut-off date that is quickly approaching.
More Vista bashing.

XP=AGP

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I for one will cling dearly to my precious copies of Windows XP, I may begin venturing out and exploring other operating systems, but a lot is going to have to change before I switch to Vista.
Obviously the writer of the article didn't care to elaborate here.



[reporter voice]"The latest reports show that vista sucks and is completely worthless"

[questioning voice from crowd]"Why is that?"

"It just does ok stop asking for legitimate reasons"
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More Vista bashing.

XP=AGP



Obviously the writer of the article didn't care to elaborate here.



[reporter voice]"The latest reports show that vista sucks and is completely worthless"

[questioning voice from crowd]"Why is that?"

"It just does ok stop asking for legitimate reasons"
And AGP is still kicking ass.
    
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no. agp is not kicking ass, but agp is still capable... and it is dying fast
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no. agp is not kicking ass, but agp is still capable... and it is dying fast
Not really, the HD series is coming to AGP.
    
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Vista just isn't a visual enhancement. If you think it is, you are foolish.
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Why hang on to a patched to hell Frankenstein OS of service packs when you can use Vista and get the same thing without those problems? Underneath the eye-candy Vista is still years more sophisticated than XP.
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Hey no flaming please I have Vista and XP and both are great . This article is just to show that M$ will be milking off of XP for a while!
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I used Vista for a while, and I didn't see any real benefits. It was prettier, and more responsive...but gaming performance went down about 20%....not that it matters to those who have G80's.
    
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