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Giving system builders a little breathing room, Microsoft has decided to bend the already extended deadline for the availability of the OEM versions of Windows XP. While Microsoft will still be taking orders for Windows XP only until January 31st, 2009, it will ship said orders until May 30th (2009), thus enabling manufacturers to avoid overstocking the seven year old operating system.

Through the new offer, OEMs will provide Microsoft with an estimate of their demand for Windows XP licenses by the end of the year and get their orders in stages, until May 30th. This move will almost close the gap to the release of Windows 7 which, if the more recent signs are true, will be sometime in the second half of 2009, maybe as soon as summer. Vista who?
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I really think they should stop this. Don't they realize XP is a very good OS? The only reason I even have Vista is because the driver support for XP 64-bit was horrid, and DirectX10. If not for those things, imho, Vista is not really necessary. Basically, for the average user, Vista is not necessary at all and they might as well have XP since it will not use as much system resources. especially an n-lite version
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Windows 98 wasn't a necessary upgrade either.

MS is only following the natural progression of all things: to make a better product.
    
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i'll be skipping vista if 7 is as good as its supposed to be.
    
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Windows xp was the first stable microsoft os. It works well and its used by close to everyone. Their are some things that make it worthwhile but to an average user Xp is great.
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Windows xp was the first stable microsoft os. It works well and its used by close to everyone. Their are some things that make it worthwhile but to an average user Xp is great.
LOL... *sigh*

What a stupid comment..... seriously.


XP had plenty of bug at launch. Windows 2000 NT was more stable. (BTW, XP is NT5.1 and Vista is NT6.0)


Oh, MS-DOS was pretty stable for me too...
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Windows 98 wasn't a necessary upgrade either.

MS is only following the natural progression of all things: to make a better product.
Well maybe not 98 but 98se was.
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Windows 98 wasn't a necessary upgrade either.

MS is only following the natural progression of all things: to make a better product.
well, actually i believe it should of been done, security was a big flaw in 98 as the internet boom came off around that time with 98 not ready for it, and the whole networking thing was kind of a joke on win98. SE was a improvement which was good, but ME was the joke of the lot.

we have to realise XP wasn't great first but over time the SP2 was released we got sucess.
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oh, ms-dos was pretty stable for me too...
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LOL... *sigh*

What a stupid comment..... seriously.


XP had plenty of bug at launch. Windows 2000 NT was more stable. (BTW, XP is NT5.1 and Vista is NT6.0)


Oh, MS-DOS was pretty stable for me too...
I loved DOS and thought windows 3.0 was pretty good too, and I thought 3.11 (my 286, dad's 386) was even better. I loved my 14.4kbps modem and then when we got a 28.8kbps modem I thought my internet was awesome. Windows 95 was graphically good looking but I experienced a lot of lockups (Ran this bad boy on a Pentium 75mhz). Overall Microsofts OS has improved and made the user experience much more easy and enjoyable. I think for the most part people are just so dang picky they take things for granted.
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