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Windows XP Gets Another Reprieve: July 31, 2009

     
12:57 pm on Oct 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Windows XP Gets Another Reprieve: [informationweek.com]July 31, 2009
Microsoft originally planned to stop distributing Windows XP media to large OEMs on Jan. 31, 2009, but this week said it would move the deadline to July 31 of next year.A Microsoft spokesman claimed in an e-mail that the move is designed to help businesses upgrade to Vista painlessly. "As more customers make the move to Windows Vista, we want to make sure that they are making that transition with confidence and that it is as smooth as possible. Providing downgrade media for a few more months is part of that commitment," the spokesman said.
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"The fact is, however, that very few large companies are eyeing Vista. A survey released last week by the UK's Corporate IT Forum showed that only 4% of businesses in that country are using Windows Vista on workplace systems, while 35% said they were "not yet interested" in Vista. 58% said they were still using Windows XP, now seven years old. "

Wow, I didn't think sales were that bad.

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I used to work for a company with 15,000-ish computers. Upgrading to XP took years and many, many dollars. There's app testing, upgrades (hardware & software), etc. so if it's working now why break it? I know at some point they'll have to upgrade but XP overall is a great product. I remember that before we made the big switch we were buying new machines with XP and "downgrading" them to Win98.

In fact I have a free upgrade to Vista for my personal laptop but refuse to install it, XP is working just fine.

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In many instances, prior to XP, there were many more problems: BSOD being one of the worst. Anything beyond XP really needs to be a major step up, imho.
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XP is working just fine.

Yes, and Vista aint!

 

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