I'm not understanding what was said. Do you all mean that in April my paid for version of XP Home is gonna quit working? You mean I'll have to buy a new copy of WINDOWS and enrich the deep pockets of the Troll of Redmond??
I know, I'll put the Curse of Abdul on him: May the fleas of a million camels be embedded on his body and his arms and legs shrivel too short to scratch! LOL!
Thank GOD I've got Ubuntu, LOL!
It means they will no longer release updates for it, and if you called for support, they would not be able to help you. It will not stop working, but you are at risk for any exploits found after support is discontinued.
Originally Posted by KA5LQJ
No, that means MS won't support it anymore which means no more patches, no more phone technical support, and don't try to install it on a different computer.
Originally Posted by KA5LQJ
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VISTA was simply the "Alpha" version of Windoze 7.
Originally Posted by KD4MOJ
I guess sometime between now and April 2014 will be when I finally quit using Microsoft products..... I can't stand either Vista or 7, and I doubt they will come out with anything better,
Its about time, they need to stick to these dates this time. Technology is about moving forward, not staying in the same place.
I read somewhere on one of the many dozens of computer mags that the staff at Microsoft are tearing out their hair because there are millions of business customers who won't change from XP despite all the threats. The cost of re-installing, staff training, unforseen problems and the whole shebang, they continue to use XP which works for them and they are very resistant to change
The company I work for is slowly moving to Win7 with new hardware. My laptop is still XP but the other tech had a hard drive crash a few weeks ago so he got a new laptop with Win7. He's also a long time Linux head so he's not terribly impressed. Of course what we get in the corporate environment is far different from what people get on a home PC which can make the experience a bit more frustrating at times.
As I see it, for people using Windows, XP did hit a sweet spot. I think tech companies have bought into the "new and improved" mantra so much that they neglect to see that "the customer is always right" and "give the customers what they want".
Originally Posted by AA3A
That may well be true, but only when the new technology is actually an advancement of the art, not just a different product. THAT is why there was so much resistance, particularly by many corporate IT's, to downgrade from XP to Vista.
As well, many users refused to change to Vista because making older (but 100% functional) peripherals obsolete and unusable seemed silly and wasteful just to line MS's pockets.