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InfoWorld's petition to keep the popular Windows version on the market has passed a new milestone

In the four months since InfoWorld asked businesses and individuals to sign a petition at SaveXP.com requesting Microsoft keep Windows XP for sale beyond the planned June 30 general end-of-sales date, more than 200,000 have signed up to add their voices. As of May 15, the count was 200,805 signatures, excluding duplicates and fake signups.

We're pleased and a little bit amazed that so many people from throughout the world have felt so passionately about the need to keep XP on the market," said Executive Editor Galen Gruman. "We had heard grumblings throughout much of 2007 about dissatisfaction with Vista's high hardware requirements, questionable interface changes, slow performance, and incompatibilities with third-party software, but no one seemed to want to say so in public. That's changed since the petition's launch on Jan. 14."
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Hrm. I think they'll need more then 200k.
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Obviously the petition has signatures from all around the world, so that would be 200,000 signatures world wide... doubt that will save it.
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Except issues with third party software are not Microsoft's fault but that of lazy developers, and what interface changes are questionable?.
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Pssht, the "Stop Uwe Boll" from directing petition had like a quarter million.
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People need to move on Vista > Xp
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The irony in this is that for people to want to save XP, they have to like it, and for them to like it, it means they have to use it, and to use it, they most likely own it, and if they own it, then there is no reason for microsoft to care because they can't profit from these 200,000 people.
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
The irony in this is that for people to want to save XP, they have to like it, and for them to like it, it means they have to use it, and to use it, they most likely own it, and if they own it, then there is no reason for microsoft to care because they can't profit from these 200,000 people.
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post #9 of 48
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Originally Posted by Betrivent View Post
Pssht, the "Stop Uwe Boll" from directing petition had like a quarter million.
Haha, I'd sign that.


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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
The irony in this is that for people to want to save XP, they have to like it, and for them to like it, it means they have to use it, and to use it, they most likely own it, and if they own it, then there is no reason for microsoft to care because they can't profit from these 200,000 people.

Gives me hope to realize that there are intelligent people on this planet.

200,000 people who don't want to spend money. Big surprise.

~R
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I'm going to make a stop petitioning to save XP petition.
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