Dell is bringing XP back. Amid significant customer demand

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Former captain of the Enterprise

LOL nobody wants vista.. lol

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-6177619.html

As I predicted.. yes I did... :) People just want the best OS ever
designed! >>XP

again dedicated to all ya nice cool vista fans.....

Dell is bringing XP back.

Amid significant customer demand, the computer maker said on Thursday that
it has returned to offering the older Windows version as an option on some
of its consumer PCs.

Like most computer makers, Dell switched nearly entirely to Vista-based
systems following Microsoft's mainstream launch of the operating system in
January. However, the company said its customers have been asking for XP as
part of its IdeaStorm project, which asks customers to help the company come
up with product ideas.

"We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our
Dell consumer PC offerings," Dell said on its Ideas in Action page. Users
get to vote on various suggestions, and the notion of bringing back XP got
10,000 "points," making it among the most popular requests but well below
top picks such as adding Linux or OpenOffice.org to its PCs.

Windows XP systems became scarce, but not impossible to find, after Vista
arrived. For example, Hewlett-Packard said it would continue selling XP on
some machines aimed at small and midsize businesses, while CompUSA still
stocks a couple of business-oriented XP systems in its retail stores. Lenovo
has also continued shipping XP on many of its business systems.

Starting immediately, Dell said, it is adding XP Home
 
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Guest

I paid full price for my vista ultimate and my xp pro and given the choice I
think xp Pro is the better work orientated OS, and yes the best of the OS's
thus far Microsoft has put forth. (I do hate the new IE however in that it's
so busy protecting itself or me that I never get anything accomplished
without serious frustration. Firefox is an easier product and I don't have
the constant blocks on active x's or pics or .......
click heres or did you see the bar above....yatta yatta yatta blah blah blah.
Linux is looking better all the time. LOL
 
R

ray

LOL nobody wants vista.. lol

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-6177619.html

As I predicted.. yes I did... :) People just want the best OS ever
designed! >>XP

again dedicated to all ya nice cool vista fans.....

Dell is bringing XP back.

Amid significant customer demand, the computer maker said on Thursday that
it has returned to offering the older Windows version as an option on some
of its consumer PCs.

Like most computer makers, Dell switched nearly entirely to Vista-based
systems following Microsoft's mainstream launch of the operating system in
January. However, the company said its customers have been asking for XP as
part of its IdeaStorm project, which asks customers to help the company come
up with product ideas.

"We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our
Dell consumer PC offerings," Dell said on its Ideas in Action page. Users
get to vote on various suggestions, and the notion of bringing back XP got
10,000 "points," making it among the most popular requests but well below
top picks such as adding Linux or OpenOffice.org to its PCs.

Windows XP systems became scarce, but not impossible to find, after Vista
arrived. For example, Hewlett-Packard said it would continue selling XP on
some machines aimed at small and midsize businesses, while CompUSA still
stocks a couple of business-oriented XP systems in its retail stores. Lenovo
has also continued shipping XP on many of its business systems.

Starting immediately, Dell said, it is adding XP Home

I wonder how that swell of consumer demand might compare with the one for
Linux and other OSS solutions?
 
F

Frank

Former said:
LOL nobody wants vista.. lol

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-6177619.html

As I predicted.. yes I did... :) People just want the best OS ever
designed! >>XP

again dedicated to all ya nice cool vista fans.....

Dell is bringing XP back.

Amid significant customer demand, the computer maker said on Thursday that
it has returned to offering the older Windows version as an option on some
of its consumer PCs.

Like most computer makers, Dell switched nearly entirely to Vista-based
systems following Microsoft's mainstream launch of the operating system in
January. However, the company said its customers have been asking for XP as
part of its IdeaStorm project, which asks customers to help the company come
up with product ideas.

"We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our
Dell consumer PC offerings," Dell said on its Ideas in Action page. Users
get to vote on various suggestions, and the notion of bringing back XP got
10,000 "points," making it among the most popular requests but well below
top picks such as adding Linux or OpenOffice.org to its PCs.

Windows XP systems became scarce, but not impossible to find, after Vista
arrived. For example, Hewlett-Packard said it would continue selling XP on
some machines aimed at small and midsize businesses, while CompUSA still
stocks a couple of business-oriented XP systems in its retail stores. Lenovo
has also continued shipping XP on many of its business systems.

Starting immediately, Dell said, it is adding XP Home
Hey capin' crunch if you actually read the article all he is doing is to
continue to offer XP Home on a limited basis.
Vista is the future even if you refuse to be beamed up!
Frank
 
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Alan

Back in January I wrote this comment below, which can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...47cf&mid=c974fe56-5416-4684-a578-61ae2a72a5d9
I've been wondering the opposite: Should I corner the market on all the
new, already-built XP machines I can find?
They could be in VERY big demand after Vista is released to the general
public, and people see what they might be forced to use if they can't find
an XP box.

Too bad I didn't take my own advice. I could have retired -- if I already
wasn't retired. :>

Alan



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Not particularly. The vendors will just start preloading them with Vista.
Maybe if your talking older stock you will see a fall.
Regards Mark Dormer
 
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Former captain of the Enterprise

its the future... when we all have 8 core machines and 64 gb of ram so vista
will work fast!

:) ok .. a 4 core and 4 gigs of ram is good enough for me.. since thats the
computer Ill get
just to run vista (and not crawl vista)
 
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Iron Feliks

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
its the future... when we all have 8 core machines and 64 gb of ram so
vista will work fast!

:) ok .. a 4 core and 4 gigs of ram is good enough for me.. since thats
the computer Ill get
just to run vista (and not crawl vista)
I love it when people who are not competent to run something, blame the
product rather than their own inadequacies..
 
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mxh

Former captain of the Enterprise said:
its the future... when we all have 8 core machines and 64 gb of ram so
vista will work fast!

You are welcome to your gleefulness and, of course, your opinion. You'll get
no trouble from me on those counts. However, if you truly believe that Vista
will not become main stream, you're kidding yourself.

As I predicted.. yes I did... :)

Tooting one's own horn is almost always rooted in self esteem issues. Just
thought you should know that...

:) ok .. a 4 core and 4 gigs of ram is good enough for me.. since thats
the computer Ill get
just to run vista (and not crawl vista)

You must be doing something wrong. Vista Ultimate runs great here...4600 x2,
2 GB RAM.

mxh
 
B

Bill

Vista must be really sinking sales. The only people that have told me
that they liked Vista were the ones on this newsgroup. Everyone else
that I speak with wants to dump Vista and put XP or Linux on their
computers.
 
D

Dave

Iron Feliks said:
I love it when people who are not competent to run something, blame the
product rather than their own inadequacies..

I love it when an operating system maker cannot hire people to write
software and translate that to machine language.
 
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Iron Feliks

Dave said:
I love it when an operating system maker cannot hire people to write
software and translate that to machine language.


And I love it when people blame their own incompetence on others. I run
Vista Ultimate x64 with an AMD Athlon x2 4600+. It runs just fine. If you
can't duplicate that, then the problem is with you, and not Vista. Spread
your FUD somewhere else, please.
 
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HeyBub

Bill said:
Vista must be really sinking sales. The only people that have told me
that they liked Vista were the ones on this newsgroup. Everyone else
that I speak with wants to dump Vista and put XP or Linux on their
computers.

Your observation probably says more about your circle of friends than it
does about Vista.
 
A

Andy

I am running Windows XP X64 professional on a 4x 2.6 ghz core desktop system
with 4 GB ram

my laptop is a 2 x 1.6 GhZ core with 2 GB ram running Vista Home premium.

I must admit my feeling is that my laptop sometimes feels perkier than my
desktop, and sometime the reverse. However the times my desktop feels
really superior is when using my 3D software that utilises all 4 cores .
The basic OS feels no better for either of them

My only concern with Vista is that like all steps in the Windows family, it
tries to lock down advanced users from tweaking their system to get better
performace for their particular use (though i understand this also makes it
easier for non techie users). I come from pre-dos days, and I like to have
full control over my system configuration, not using 'wizards' to do rough
guess at how best i want it to run.

I am also not so keen that much of the power of my pc is used to run DRM kit
that I have no interest in, as I use a 40 Inch LCD TV to watch my DVDs, not
a laptop which to me is a tool to do some work away from the house :)

And just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons here, though i don't say LINUX
is for everyone (cos you still need to know too much about your hardware and
techie stuff for casual home users), my Umbuntu LINUX runs in a way that
makes Windows feel like its running on a 286 ;-)

Andy
 
J

Jack Mc Kenna

Iron Feliks said:
And I love it when people blame their own incompetence on others. I run
Vista Ultimate x64 with an AMD Athlon x2 4600+. It runs just fine. If
you can't duplicate that, then the problem is with you, and not Vista.
Spread your FUD somewhere else, please.
I also run Vista Ultimate x64 on a AMD Athlon x2 4600+, with 3 GB 533 mz of
Ram, and a ATI Radeon 1900 XT 512 MB PCI Express and it runs fine. But to
me the expense of the OS is not worth the install. Having changed OS many
times since my first computer in 1981 ( original Apple II ) through Dos 6.2,
Win 3.1, win 95, win 98SE, XP Home, XP Pro, and now Vista, I am sure happy
that I set up my PC to dual-boot XP Pro and Vista. In Vista I was forced to
turn off all new security measures since I don't care for Microsoft making
such decisions for me. In over 20 years of having an internet connection I
have never received a rouge program installed on any of currently operating
5 systems, or any of my retired systems. The new eye candy of the Vista
system does not impress me as I usually set up my desktop in manner that I
prefer, with no themes. My business PC will continue to run XP Pro. But
because you are happy does not mean others should not express their opinion
on Vista. After all this is a news group.
 
F

Former captain of the Enterprise

In over 20 years of having an internet connection

you have internet before it was invented? I guess it you were alone there...
lol


Perhaps you are talking about the same type of technology the flintstones
had..
you know cards from wood and rock that you have to use your feet to move,
and record players that have birds beaks to play instread of a needle.
 
M

Mike Hall - MS MVP

One of Dells biggest problems is that their hardware is not supported, and
when customers have complained that some features don't work out of the box,
Dell support have told the customers that the drivers will be along soon..
what a way to run a business?.. small wonder that they are in trouble..


Former captain of the Enterprise said:
LOL nobody wants vista.. lol

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-6177619.html

As I predicted.. yes I did... :) People just want the best OS ever
designed! >>XP

again dedicated to all ya nice cool vista fans.....

Dell is bringing XP back.

Amid significant customer demand, the computer maker said on Thursday that
it has returned to offering the older Windows version as an option on some
of its consumer PCs.

Like most computer makers, Dell switched nearly entirely to Vista-based
systems following Microsoft's mainstream launch of the operating system in
January. However, the company said its customers have been asking for XP
as part of its IdeaStorm project, which asks customers to help the company
come up with product ideas.

"We heard you loud and clear on bringing the Windows XP option back to our
Dell consumer PC offerings," Dell said on its Ideas in Action page. Users
get to vote on various suggestions, and the notion of bringing back XP got
10,000 "points," making it among the most popular requests but well below
top picks such as adding Linux or OpenOffice.org to its PCs.

Windows XP systems became scarce, but not impossible to find, after Vista
arrived. For example, Hewlett-Packard said it would continue selling XP on
some machines aimed at small and midsize businesses, while CompUSA still
stocks a couple of business-oriented XP systems in its retail stores.
Lenovo has also continued shipping XP on many of its business systems.

Starting immediately, Dell said, it is adding XP Home

--


Mike Hall
MS MVP Windows Shell/User
http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
 
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Frank

Former said:
you have internet before it was invented? I guess it you were alone there...
lol


Perhaps you are talking about the same type of technology the flintstones
had..
you know cards from wood and rock that you have to use your feet to move,
and record players that have birds beaks to play instread of a needle.
<---------------------incorrect info deleted--------------------->


Oh no! Chink in your armor there capin' crunch. I actually thought you'd
know this one. Suffice it to say I'm disappointed.
"ARPANET went live in early October, 1969. The first communications were
between Leonard Kleinrock's research center at the University of
California at Los Angeles, and Douglas Engelbart's center at the
Stanford Research Institute."
Of course Stanford is in California. California was also discovered on
my birthday...400 years earlier of course.
Beam me a Scottie...the cake is ready!
Frank
 
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David A. Spicer

You need to do some homework. 20 years ago may have been pre-WWW, but it was
far from pre-Internet. I have been using Internet email since the early
90's, and it was quite old then. The World Wide Web, which I guess is what
you mean, is but one piece of the Internet and is fairly new in Internet
terms.
 
J

John Wesley Asquith

I believe Microsoft bit off too much when transitioning to Vista.
Although it works as a stand-alone operating system, its compatibility
with previous versions of Windows makes it a serious problem for the
typical computer user (no, not a network administrator who knows a lot
more than an average user, but a simple business user).

For example, all the Help files from applications that worked just fine
with XP do not function with Vista (even Microsoft applications like
Excel and Word, in fact, Vista gives the user a snide comment about "Do
you really need the help file?") And the DOS support is grossly lacking
making legacy programs that run under DOS malfunction or not function at
all.

The "new security" Microsoft touts for Vista is nothing more than
constantly bugging you to vouch for program elements...Vista itself
doesn't seem to have much improved security on its own.

JMHO.

shorts
 
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Nina DiBoy

Mike said:
One of Dells biggest problems is that their hardware is not supported,
and when customers have complained that some features don't work out of
the box, Dell support have told the customers that the drivers will be
along soon.. what a way to run a business?.. small wonder that they are
in trouble..

Surprisingly enough Mike, I actually agree with you on this. I hope
this is not the way in which they bring linux back.


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http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/kick.html

Most recent idiotic quote added to KICK (Klassic Idiotic Caption Kooks):
"hahaha...oh, I do detect a hint of jealousy or what! Where Darrell
actually helps people all you do is beg for attention. Shame on you! Go
get professional psychological clinical help with your obvious problems
and stop your bandwidth sucking bullshit postings in this ng. (rip,
snort, belch, burp, chuckle)"

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- T. S. Eliot
 

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