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The second service pack (SP 2) for Windows XP was a watershed release. Dropped in August 2004, it addressed a number of issues on the security side: turning Windows Firewall on, rather than off, by default, and including a pop-up blocker in Internet Explorer were two of the major changes. Those upgrades made a big difference in the public perception of XP, and sales, which had been steady, took off.

As analyst Matt Rosoff of independent research company Directions on Microsoft said for a recent story, "People came on board with XP SP2. It's efficient; all the drivers are there; it works as it's supposed to work. It's been out five years now." ...
http://rcpmag.com/news/article.aspx?editorialsid=8875
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Another reason to stay with XP for a little longer
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Nice. I wonder if it will make XP any faster ?
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And then support goes through the gutter..
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And then support goes through the gutter..
I don't know? Like the article says, XP might remain the leader of the pack for awhile longer. Wasn't 98 supported for many years after it became obsolete?
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Well as far as I know microsoft is going to release another windows in 3 years, so by the time people actually move to vista, there will be a different windows.

I have no proof, don't even know if it true, i've just heard it from like 5 different people and it kind of pisses me off if its true.

Microsoft needs to hurry up and make a strict-gamer OS. I'd pay good money for one.
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XP will be supported for the next few years..then support will cease.
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Well as far as I know microsoft is going to release another windows in 3 years, so by the time people actually move to vista, there will be a different windows.

I have no proof, don't even know if it true, i've just heard it from like 5 different people and it kind of pisses me off if its true.

Microsoft needs to hurry up and make a strict-gamer OS. I'd pay good money for one.
Its current code name is Windows7(Blackcomb):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_%22Vienna%22 according to wiki.
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I don't know? Like the article says, XP might remain the leader of the pack for awhile longer. Wasn't 98 supported for many years after it became obsolete?
I think MS though will release this and then be off with you.. Or make XP really buggy and be off with it forcing people to Vista.. Though that is evil
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