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They were still making Windows 98 updates up until like 4 years ago.
    
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QFT. I wish people would stop crying and embrace the future.
Would you say the same thing in Germany, 1938? The "future" isn't always a good thing. To assume otherwise would be ignorant.
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XP sales should cease, and XP to Vista Upgrades will increase.
It makes sense
Or drive people to OSX and Linux. A lot of computers at my college still run XP, simply because the specialized software won't run in Vista. And people say Vista doesn't have compatibility problems. Go visit the IT department of any major university or business and you'll quickly learn otherwise.

Apple has done a great job with OSX and program compatibility. You can even install OS9 with OSX and run OS9 and earlier programs in a virtualized environment without even having to leave the OSX desktop.
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Would you say the same thing in Germany, 1938? The "future" isn't always a good thing. To assume otherwise would be ignorant.


Or drive people to OSX and Linux. A lot of computers at my college still run XP, simply because the specialized software won't run in Vista. And people say Vista doesn't have compatibility problems. Go visit the IT department of any major university or business and you'll quickly learn otherwise.

Apple has done a great job with OSX and program compatibility. You can even install OS9 with OSX and run some OS9 and earlier programs in a virtualized environment without even having to leave the OSX desktop.
Fixed.


You should have seen the nuclear meltdown at work after my coworker badgered my boss into switching to OSX, and then my boss realized that his circuit board routing software, several CAD programs, and two programming language suites all would not run in virtualization. $15,000 in software later and OSX's "compatibility" was looking no better than "XP compatibility mode" in Vista.

So I really have to disagree on this one...
post #54 of 67
It's about time. Sad to see go XP. Viva la Vista.
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Would you say the same thing in Germany, 1938? The "future" isn't always a good thing. To assume otherwise would be ignorant.
I understand your point, but that isn't the greatest analogy.
post #56 of 67
Well when Directx10 gets better then we shall have lift off.
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I agree 100%. I wish people would stop saying that 2000 and XP are somehow "outdated," when they do everything vista does, minus the eyecandy and F-ed up control panel.
What;s wrong with the Vista control panel? I love feeling like I'm in a rotten bag of poop trying to find my way out.
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Viva la Vista.
Please excuse me while I off myself.
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Wow... the Vista users on this forum must live in their on enclosed bubble of reality.

Maybe these folks are counting on the slow transition to Vista as people buying new computers get it included with the new PC purchase... I can see that happening. But I just don't see droves of people rushing out to buy retail copies of Vista "just because"... to replace their current working copies of XP. Numerous studies have shown that general consumers and commercial entities are currently holding pat with XP and other older M$ O/S choices... hence M$ delimma with keeping XP going for now.

I find it quite humorous the tizzy folks get into just because they want more people to swing over to the Vista side in the name of better DX10 gaming. Isn't it painfully obvious that "gaming" isn't the only reason why the general populous buys computers (and operating systems). If they want to push the Vista agenda, they'd be better to focus on something nifty that the average joe REALLY wants if they expect them to fork over another $150 to $400 for a new O/S.
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XP will be around for a long time, some people still use Windows 98/2000! When the hardware catches up, the OS will catch up. What I mean is, when people (not gamers, enthusiasts, just those who use computers for email and otherwise) purchase newer hardware then they will probably run Vista.
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