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January 16, 2008

Petition to keep Windows XP alive

Filed under: Uncategorized — Hugsie @ 1:24 am

This is a petition from Infoworld to convince Microsoft to not drop support of Windows XP at the end of June this year, and not force everyone to use Windows Vista.  Not many people like Vista, and more so don’t need Vista because it’s so incompatible with so much existing hardware and applications that people use everyday, which could distrupt thier work flow if forced to install Vista, and deal with it’s problems. Don’t fix what’s not broke (besides Vista).

Is this really Microsoft’s fault, or is this a fault of the hardware industry and software developers who had years to develop compatible software and proper drivers since the Longhorn beta?

And don’t gloat you Mac users.  Apple is a lot more less forgiving every time a new OS comes out, or when new hardware is released that out classes previous generations.  But you’re all brainwashed to buy a new mac every six months anyway.

Regardless, no one needs nor wants to be forced to buy Windows Vista. And we need to keep the only usable and relativity’s stable Windows OS around.

Please sign the petition.
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4 Comments »

  1. Hey Hugs
    and yay to my first comment on your blog! 🙂
    Now on topic: Where does that information about dropping supoort come from? I could only find info on MS having extended support until 2014. And that was January last year. Would be good to have a link to some official MS statement.

    Comment by Kati Wunderland — January 20, 2008 @ 2:30 pm

  2. I got it from Inforworld. Just click the word “Infoworld” on my first sentience above, it’s a link.

    Comment by hugsalot — January 22, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

  3. or use:
    http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/

    Comment by hugsalot — January 22, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

  4. It’s Microsoft’s fault, and the fact that MS is such a big target for hackers and governments. They spend so much time on covering their ass (DRM and that AWFUL User Account Control crap) that they end up alienating the people who actually have to use their operating system. Plus developing for Vista is a lot more involved than for previous operating systems, and the OS is a lot less forgiving of drivers that don’t exactly follow specs or design guidelines. Even after all the changes folks had to make to support XP, Vista still confounded a lot of hardware manufacturers.

    Comment by Wildefire Walcott — January 30, 2008 @ 5:41 pm


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