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Mr Freeze

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its worth signing

http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/

read this interesting topic

http://forums.pcpits...howtopic=157517

Edited by Mr Freeze, 06 June 2008 - 12:39 AM.

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Very interesting indeed.

Like in the article linux has became very popular and I can see linux going along way but I was shocked to see that plans were in place to stop selling oem xp's, I mean its like the best operating system in my mind and everything just works :)

If it did come to it and sales of xp did stop I would never go over to Windows Vista as I can't stand it :) this is just my own opinion mind :) instead I would just install a version of linux :)
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I was shocked to see that plans were in place to stop selling oem xp's, I mean its like the best operating system in my mind and everything just works :)


Why are you shocked? This has been common knowledge for months.

If it did come to it and sales of xp did stop I would never go over to Windows Vista as I can't stand it :) this is just my own opinion mind :) instead I would just install a version of linux :)


Just because XP isn't going to be available any more doesn't mean your copy of XP is going to stop working. Retail XP is a perpetual licence - you can use it forever and a day as long as its only tied to one computer. OEM generally die with the computer but if it lasts long enough there's nothing to stop it also lasting forever and a day.
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Hello Neil Jones

The reason why i'm shocked is I have just found this out today :) I don't read up alot on operating system except the odd little bit so this is new news for me :)

Just because XP isn't going to be available any more doesn't mean your copy of XP is going to stop working. Retail XP is a perpetual licence - you can use it forever and a day as long as its only tied to one computer. OEM generally die with the computer but if it lasts long enough there's nothing to stop it also lasting forever and a day


I know my XP won't stop working :) I was just surprised when I read this article :) even if they stopped the oem versions from selling any ideas how long the retail ones will keep selling as I know most big retail stores are now selling Vista.

Cheers
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windows xp wont be sold forever its not meant to be. Vista will take its place weather you like it or not. I doubt the pettion will even work
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Hello Neil Jones

The reason why i'm shocked is I have just found this out today :) I don't read up alot on operating system except the odd little bit so this is new news for me :)

Just because XP isn't going to be available any more doesn't mean your copy of XP is going to stop working. Retail XP is a perpetual licence - you can use it forever and a day as long as its only tied to one computer. OEM generally die with the computer but if it lasts long enough there's nothing to stop it also lasting forever and a day


I know my XP won't stop working :) I was just surprised when I read this article :) even if they stopped the oem versions from selling any ideas how long the retail ones will keep selling as I know most big retail stores are now selling Vista.

Cheers

i believe they will continue to sell till november 2008(retail ones) oem stops in june 30 2008
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