Don't want to move to Vista, then don't.


M

MICHAEL

XP isn't going to vanish anytime soon.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/mobile/pda/Article.cfm?ArticleID=94957&News=1

Microsoft Extends XP Support for Consumers

by Paul Thurrott

Today, Microsoft announced that it will double the support life cycle for the consumer versions
of Windows XP to 10 years to match the support life cycle for XP Professional, the business
version of XP.

This change affects both XP Home Edition and XP Media Center Edition (XP MCE), Microsoft said.

"With the addition of Extended Support, the support life cycle for Windows XP Home Edition and
Windows XP Media Center Edition will include a total of five years of Mainstream Support (until
April 2009) and five years of Extended Support, matching the support policy provided for
Windows XP Professional," a Microsoft statement about the change reads.

XP Home and XP MCE were previously limited to five years of Mainstream Support, which is the
typical support life cycle for Microsoft's consumer products. Microsoft's business-oriented
products, however, typically include an additional five years of what Microsoft calls Extended
Support. During the Extended Support phase, Microsoft supports products with security hotfixes,
but doesn't support design change requests or warranty claims or provide non-security-related
software updates.

Microsoft said it changed the support life cycle for XP Home and XP MCE because of customer
requests.

More:

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/8917/53/
 
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R

Roy Coorne

MICHAEL said:
XP isn't going to vanish anytime soon.

http://www.windowsitpro.com/mobile/pda/Article.cfm?ArticleID=94957&News=1

Microsoft Extends XP Support for Consumers

by Paul Thurrott

Today, Microsoft announced that it will double the support life cycle
for the consumer versions of Windows XP to 10 years to match the support
life cycle for XP Professional, the business version of XP.

This change affects both XP Home Edition and XP Media Center Edition (XP
MCE), Microsoft said.

"With the addition of Extended Support, the support life cycle for
Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Center Edition will include
a total of five years of Mainstream Support (until April 2009) and five
years of Extended Support, matching the support policy provided for
Windows XP Professional," a Microsoft statement about the change reads.

XP Home and XP MCE were previously limited to five years of Mainstream
Support, which is the typical support life cycle for Microsoft's
consumer products. Microsoft's business-oriented products, however,
typically include an additional five years of what Microsoft calls
Extended Support. During the Extended Support phase, Microsoft supports
products with security hotfixes, but doesn't support design change
requests or warranty claims or provide non-security-related software
updates.

Microsoft said it changed the support life cycle for XP Home and XP MCE
because of customer requests.

More:

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/8917/53/

Go to the source:

<http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/jan07/01-24ExtendedSupportWindowsMA.mspx>

Roy
 
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J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

No problem with me if you want less reliable sources.
But many would prefer an authoritative source and that is what Roy and I
gave.
 
M

MICHAEL

Well, I'd prefer if Vista was half the price, too.
We don't always get what we want.

I don't post inaccurate information.
So, save your lectures for those newbs
who don't know, and for those that give a
good gosh darn what you have to say-
I'm neither of those.

-Michael
 
J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

It is not a lecture.
I did not say anything about "inaccurate information", that is all your
idea.
I posted the link to the source which is generally more reliable than a 3rd
party source.
Especially true when PT is involved.

I posted for anyone, not just you.
In case you did not notice, theses newsgroups are public.
That means among other things, other people can benefit from an answer,
not just the person specifically answered and I always try to keep that in
mind when I post.
 
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M

MICHAEL

Oh, Jupiter.

It's your additional color commentary that sounds
pompous. Roy Coorne had already posted the
official link to the press release, an hour before you,
and did so without the added condescension.
You must have merely felt the urge to malign Paul,
and patronize me at the same time. Just like you
"informing" me these newsgroups are public.
And, to think all this time, I thought these thousands
of posts were all bot created.

There was no additional "benefit" from your "answer".
Actually, I never asked a question.
Paul, nor the other reference I posted, were wrong,
and Roy politely posted the official link.... minus the
arrogance of your post.

-Michael
 
J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

I never suggested Microsoft minded.
Hopefully you are not suggesting I did.
 
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M

MICHAEL

Jup,

It was a *press release* that Microsoft put
put out at PressPass.
"PressPass- Information for Journalists"

The information is meant for journalists
and others to disseminate far and wide-
that's why they issue those press releases
at PressPass.

That's exactly what Paul did, and that's
what I did. You decided to take a cheap
shot at Paul.

-Michael
 

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