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post #11 of 45
The majority of people who sign the petition are already XP owners, thus they don't have a reason to buy a new copy. And Microsoft gets no profit off of this.

And so far using Vista, I like it a lot more than XP.
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XP is great for old machines to dink around with, but they do NOT need updates, it's just a toy now for me.
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post #13 of 45
What do u mean microsoft makes no profits off of this. They make profit off of every single XP sold.
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post #14 of 45
If you're already using XP, why in the hell would you need to buy more copies? Basically any new computer you might get will be able to run Vista just fine as long as it's somewhat up to date in technology. So who cares if MS stops selling XP, they will still support it for another few years. They just want to stop selling it, that's all.

How many of these people that actually sign the petition are going to buy a new copy of XP? If they don't buy a new copy, then they had no reason to sign the petition. MS just wants to stop selling it.
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Originally Posted by Modki View Post
/eyeroll
/pukeinmouth
/sarcastic"stupidpeopleshouldntbreed"comment

/endtransmission

Winner.
post #16 of 45
Vista is not as easy to use for the general public... so many users that used XP will favor it over vista... i personaly like XP better than vista...
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XP works great for me, getting Vista now wouldn't be a upgrade at all for me.
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post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by dan12288 View Post
Vista is not as easy to use for the general public... so many users that used XP will favor it over vista... i personaly like XP better than vista...
My little brother knows how to use Vista perfectly.

The fact is, for the average user it is the same experience. For net workers and such it is different and sometimes more complicated. But certainly not for the average joe.
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post #19 of 45
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
The majority of people who sign the petition are already XP owners, thus they don't have a reason to buy a new copy. And Microsoft gets no profit off of this.
Agreed. You make a very important point, and I'm a little unclear as to what extent the petition wants Microsoft to continue to offer Vista for purchase or continue to provide regular life-cycle (not extended) support for the operating system. XP is great for older boards (<965 and VIA) but how much longer do we expect these to be put in new systems? The x3xx and x4xx chipsets are vastly improved and fully compatible with Vista. Should SP3 be the final XP?

I'd like to see a petition to put 32-bit Windows on an end-of-development timeline.

Rob
Edited by RobRedbeard - 6/1/08 at 2:42am
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post #20 of 45
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Because M$ are being greedy. However very smart.

Your calls will be charged, M$ then gets money for it and then they will jsut say 'no' at the end of the day.

Which means they will just get more money.
Cute way of thinking about things, I must admit.
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