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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:11 PM

Everyone here needs to have a black suit or black dress at-the-ready. We will all be attending the funeral services of Windows XP very soon. Be prepared to pay your respects to the best operating system Microsoft has ever released. For more information, read the following article.

http://www.computerw...ticleId=9070119

This is the perfect opportunity for all of us to write our farewell speeches. So break out that new Microsoft Word document and begin typing!

I respectfully request Angry Games to coordinate the funeral services. What kind of casket will Windows XP be buried in?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:47 PM

What kind of casket will Windows XP be buried in?

Apple shaped box. :P

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:12 AM

I doubt XP is dying anytime soon with SP3 being released and Vista selling like a lead turd in a jello factory...
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:20 AM

Microsoft's product life-cycle guidelines grew out of two sets of needs: Microsoft's need to make a profit

This article is in a way claiming that this is Microsoft's big middle finger to people who don't want to switch. It's about them making money, not about the fact that a large number of people hate it.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 01:36 AM

I doubt XP is dying anytime soon with SP3 being released and Vista selling like a lead turd in a jello factory...

Don't you mean snow cones in Alaska in the middle of January?

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 05:21 AM

I'm not touching Vista again, I'm waiting for the next OS to be released before I use another new MS OS.

I can hardly see them killing off XP since practically 99% of the corporate world is still using XP because Vista really offers nothing that a corporate environment really really needs for the most part. I think they'll be forced to offer updates at least for a few more years until they actually put out an OS that is better than XP and not just a little better. There were many things in XP that should have been fixed in Vista that they just ignored.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:47 AM

I'm with you momo, I want to see a dramatic improvement or some really nice new stable features added to the next OS. I think its time for MS to go back to basics. Better utilization for the hardware that the majority already has, and only in a home or pro version not 6 different flavors of ice cream when all we really want is chocolate or vanilla...lol.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:02 AM

that and none of that DRM crap....

Heck in XP I can transfer music files from one PC to another with any IM agent and such but Vista is a pain to get that working...

Not to mention sound quality sucks to high heaven...only reason I havent touched it yet...
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:05 AM

Personally, I think they should take all of their code and pitch it and start from the ground up. Screw backwards compatibility, that can be taken care of with virtualization technology now anyway. They just need to totally rethink the way they are doing things. I saw some demos of a new kernel they were working on and it looked like it was a good building block for a new OS...so hopefully Windows 7 will be what we expected Vista to be and more.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:31 AM

Apple shaped box. :P


If all I have to use is "Vista", my next computer will come in an "Apple" shaped box.:P (Microsoft). I am seeing the rebellion first hand on other forums. The folks purchasing HP/Compaq computers are leaving "Vista" by the droves. These computers are supposed to be built with Vista in mind. What a joke.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:23 AM

I have even tried to like Vista but its been such a pain in the butt, performance issues, audio problems, uac, and driver issues. I went back to XP X64, Vista needs a lot of help if it ever wants to be on the same playing field as XP. I also think that Microsoft should just scrap Vista chalk it up as a loss, recode DX10 to work in Windows XP and work on a new OS, but until then they definitely need to change the name from Vista to Windows ME Second Edition.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:54 AM

they definitely need to change the name from Vista to Windows ME Second Edition.


I'd vote for calling it Shitsa.
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