XP To Live On Or Not?

XP To Live On Or Not?

There seems to be some confusion in the Microsoft camp as to whether or not XP will continue on or not.  A spokeswoman for the Redmond giant had this to say:

"We feel we've made the right accommodations for customers in certain segments who may need more time to transition to Windows Vista," she said. "But as [CEO] Steve [Ballmer] noted, we maintain a constant stance of listening to our customers and our partners. That's what is guiding our plan, and will continue to guide us going forward."

So to sum it up: The CEO says yes, the spokeswoman says it’s all dependent upon the customers.   Now is the time to let your voices be heard.
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It's too confusing right now.  You hear it's staying, then you hear it's gone.  I think the best bet is to complain to Microsoft as much as possible until they are forced to keep XP around. 

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 Look at it from an enterprise standpoint. They will keep XP as long as they can because it is a low cost solution, it runs on everything, it is stable, and it has been proven to work. So still, enterprises are rolling out systems with XP and that is fine. It took enterprieses about 3 years after XP was introduced before hordes of them migrated away from 2K. The big migration will probably occur when XP enters the extended support phase (security updates only, no new features added) mid next year.

End users shouldn't be purchasing systems with XP anymore, it just doesn't make sense to do so any more since Vista is a consumer oriented OS primarily. Anything can run vista now and it runs smooth on all current hardware (with SP1 installed which has the server 2008 kernel). 

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As far as im aware im pretty sure from June onwards only xp home can be pre installed onto systems, as for retail im not sure you will be able to get your hands on them....I think its about time people woke up and took a nice breath of fresh vista  

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Every product has a product cycle. I think that if MS just stuck with XP, then it is just setting itself up for problems. Companies need to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. If MS just sat there with XP, then someone else (like Apple) could come along and steal all their costumers.

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