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Vista Resistance: Why XP Is Still So Strong


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Vista Resistance: Why XP Is Still So Strong... more

Still, PCWorld.com visitors don't seem to be in any rush to switch to Vista. Our traffic numbers show Vista machines accounting for just 10 percent of the traffic to our site during September (see "Vista vs. XP After 8 Months").


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Edited by Major Payne, 03 October 2007 - 04:04 PM.

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Xp is reliable, and doesn't require a super computer to run it. I'll upgrade to Vista when Service Pack 1 comes out, gradually.
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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.

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Well it certainly is true, Microsoft is very strong with the whole EULA tactic... Once I understand linux distros more, I will gradually migrate. Although I'm going to have to get used to the whole emulator thingo so I can still play games :)
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XP is a very good Operating System, I only have 1 machine running Vista, and it has alot of problems I don't have on the XP machines. XP was realeased in 2001 and it's now 2007, thats a fairly big wait in terms of major Microsoft OS's when you look at the jumps from 95 to 98, 98 to 2000 and 2000 to XP.
There is not a need to upgrade to Vista right now for alot of people, I only did it because its a new machine, which you would find alot of people would do as they upgrade to new computer's with Vista OEM's installed.
I think alot of people are afraid of change, I at first hated the switch from 3.11 to '95 because it was so much different and I was used to the layout.
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FPVDriF6, there is no need, and no one is asking you to, dump windows, the idea is just to go for dual boot leaving XP for games while doing the rest on linux, set it up so that your files are seen by both operating systems(mount the drives it's called), surf with linux, game with XP, forget malware(except where you want to learn about it)

Edited by fleamailman, 06 October 2007 - 10:36 AM.

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Yes, it's another good option I have been considering, but fleamailman - you are on the ball! :)
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I feel people don't like change - what isn't broken why fix it.
As for me, I was building a new computer anyways so it didn't really matter, I personally wish Microsoft had only released a 64bit platform as to avoid confusion among many and give software engineers limitless possibilities in the sense that their software can now potentially be more demanding. We have already reached the limits of the 32bit OS on many fronts, it's time to move on.
Problem is most of us can't because it's really not worth the hassle, due to a lack of driver support (though it's growing as of late).
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I'm really thinking I'll upgrade to 64-bit Vista if/when I do change to Vista, I know my printer drivers are available, and for my digital camera, I can just pull the memory card out and into the memory card slot on my printer! It's just a matter of double-checking 64-bit driver availability before commiting to a component or peripheral purchase...
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Although it is more expensive, the retail version does come with both the 32bit and 64bit versions of Vista.
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