Since Microsoft controls both Vista and XP through their EULA and their update system, the enduser seems to forget that all that he or she has bought is a lease on a lifespan determined by Microsoft, in fact both these products will then be replaced by Vienna. It is as if everyone has forgotten about window98se and that Microsoft chose not to support it last year. It is as if everyone thinks that they can remain on XP forever, but surely by now we should know that it does not work like that with Microsoft, one has to upgrade ones system, that is, ones product license, ones officeworks license, and get yearly protection too (another license) so does an enduser who remains on windows have any choice but to do as he or she has done since windows dos days, pay for the upgrade, buy a better computer to install the system, that is, or risk become unsupported on the hardware one has grown used to.
btw my laptop is a compaq persario 1200 from windows98se days, runs perfectly on linux, and I am helping the environment by not dumping old computers, I would just ask people to become more aware of leaseware tactics,
(feel free to remove this post if you feel it is unwarranted, no offense nor anything personal to anyone is meant by it)
Edited by fleamailman, 06 October 2007 - 11:58 PM.