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Microsoft Extends XP Through 2010 for Ultra-Low-Cost Laptops

Discussion in 'Tech-Related News' started by RootbeaR, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. RootbeaR

    RootbeaR Thread Starter

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    "Kutz stopped short of saying Microsoft is willing to extend the availability of a seven-year-old OS because it doesn't want to concede the ULCPC market to Linux, which many feel is the reason for the move. Instead, he said it's customers and partners who are driving the extension. "The feedback we've gotten from customers and partners is they want Windows on those devices," Kutz said"
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20080404/tc_pcworld/144135

    Isn't Vista "Windows?"
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Many here would probably argue that point. :D
     
  3. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Yes, but
    Peace...
     
  4. RootbeaR

    RootbeaR Thread Starter

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    No doubt.




    "...and hinted that forthcoming ULCPCs will evolve to the point that they can run Vista...."
    That will be long after windows 7, which ms expects to be out in a year or so.

    "Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates said on Friday he expected the new version of Windows operating software, code-named Windows 7, to be released "sometime in the next year or so.""
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/080404/tecnology/tech_microsoft_windows_gates_col

    Also, does that mean ms is going to be dropping the price of Vista? Vista sells for more than the ULCPC with an OS. Ultra Low Cost Personal Computer (ULCPC).
     
  5. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I think Microsoft is keeping XP around to keep people from switching to Linux because Vista won't even run on a non-ULCPC. I have an three year-old Athlon64 X2 3800+ PC with an ATI All-in-Wonder 9800 Pro 256MB card. Yesterday after wasting 2 hours downloading Vista Ultimate (legal with MSDN subscription), I found ATI has no drivers or application software to enable TV and video capture for my graphics card. So in order to use Vista I have to either buy a new graphics card or buy some third party application for it? And Nero 6 doesn't work with Vista either? No thanks Microsoft, I will keep running XP until my hardware dies.
     
  6. tomdkat

    tomdkat Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I agree. Vista will run on most non-ULCPC but not well unless fed enough RAM, at the very least.

    Peace...
     
  7. Speakersrock

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    In regards to them already extending it:

    and regarding the save XP Partition
    "He added. Instead, Gillen advised customers to lobby Microsoft through its own channels..."


    ..So basically, so long as we keep buying XP, it seams like we won;t need to worry!...
    Plus, it wouldn't be very fair after making us wait 7years for a new OS from MS, to expect us to all switch to horrid Vista in just over 1 year would it!?
     
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