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#153249 - 13th Apr 2007 8:03pm Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL)
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Windows XP will stop being available on new PCs from the end of January 2008.

Microsoft is keeping to a plan to stop selling the operating system even though surveys show a lukewarm response to Windows Vista among consumers.

A poll by US market research firm Harris Interactive found that only 10% of those questioned were planning to upgrade to Vista in the near future.

All versions of XP, including those made for media centre or tablet PCs, are affected by the decision.

Interesting, I still won't be running the totally inefficient Windows Vista.

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#153253 - 13th Apr 2007 10:50pm Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: MattLFC]
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Interesting, I still won't be running the totally inefficient Windows Vista.


same here.

Infact, by 2008 I'll probably be switched over to using Linux....forever.
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#153259 - 14th Apr 2007 12:58am Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: BMW Joe]
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Interesting, I still won't be running the totally inefficient Windows Vista.


same here.

Infact, by 2008 I'll probably be switched over to using Linux....forever.

I couldnt do that myself because as much as I love the command line, i love Windows 2000 better lmao doh

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#153295 - 14th Apr 2007 8:52pm Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: MattLFC]
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i got xp which am happy with so defo wont be swapping it
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#153297 - 14th Apr 2007 8:55pm Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: fordsteve]
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i got vista on me laptop, and tbh it dont seem too bad
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#153300 - 14th Apr 2007 8:58pm Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: jonah]
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yer mate but to go out an buy it would just be a waste of money
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#153334 - 14th Apr 2007 9:48pm Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: fordsteve]
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for wot it costs for the top one in rip off britain, u could buy a good laptop like i did with it already on, or a table top pc
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#153335 - 14th Apr 2007 9:50pm Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: jonah]
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yer no what you mean see how much it was going for the other day waste of money and time installing it
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#153349 - 15th Apr 2007 12:01am Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: fordsteve]
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alot of IT Professionals i know seem to be converting to Mac OS X, and don't seem to be coming back.
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#153357 - 15th Apr 2007 12:58am Re: Windows XP To Be Retired In 2008 (Not EOL) [Re: AX_125]
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Id go to OSX myself, its rock solid (its Unix at the back end), and it is so secure its unbelievable.

But atm, Apple computers cost a bit too much and Risc isnt imho the way forward. I am glad they are now starting to take the Cisc route though.

Vista is a no-no for me though, I cant be bothered using an OS that requires a minimum of 1Ghz processor to run even half decently. To me, Microsoft have made Vista look fancy and have many new features, but have killed its efficieny in the process.

I want the 3Ghz in my laptop to be utilized mainly for running applications, not upto 50% just on the OS. And my media centre wouldnt like it, its a Pentium III 850Mhz, Microsoft rekon it would run Vista lol, but its cool, silent and XP does everything I want it to, with both efficiency and stability.

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