Microsoft To Extend Windows XP Deadline For OEMs


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Tiberius

More backpedaling.from MS... why? because everyone just simply wants an OS
that works.. and that is XP, not the Fiasco called Vista!

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http://keznews.com/3501_Microsoft_To_Extend_Windows_XP_Deadline_For_OEMs
Microsoft will announce later today that it will give OEMs six additional
months to sell PCs with Windows XP installed, CRN has learned.

Microsoft is extending the deadline for sales of new direct OEM PCs with
Windows XP installed from January 31, 2008 to June 30, 2008, according to
sources close to the company.

"The named accounts, the ones that have volume, have complained about the
end of life for XP, and that's because adoption of Windows Vista has been
slow," said one Microsoft partner who requested anonymity. "This is a pretty
important development for larger partners, and it's also somewhat surprising
because it shows that they've been listening to us."

The move comes as little surprise to VARs and system builders who have been
ripping Windows Vista off the desktops and notebooks they sell and replacing
it with Windows XP ever since the next generation operating system debuted
in January.

"We don't really do anything with Vista right now, the requests are few and
far between," said Douglas Lee, CFO and director of business development at
BostonTech Partners, a Canton, Mass., solution provider.

source: crn.com
 
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The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright

Tiberius said:
More backpedaling.from MS... why? because everyone just simply wants an OS
that works.. and that is XP, not the Fiasco called Vista!

<Why don't you curb your roll? You are boring and harassing two NG(s)
with your cross posting BS.>
 
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Tiberius

this information is interesting and related to the subject of both
newsgroups...

if you want to troll find someone else to troll with...
 
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The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright

Tiberius said:
this information is interesting and related to the subject of both
newsgroups...

if you want to troll find someone else to troll with...

<I am not the one cross posting in a troll like manner. I am not the one
who likes to be seen. I am not the one who likes the chaos and the
disruption of a NG.>

<You don't know what trolling means and you certainly fit the bill, no
doubt.>

<http://www.hyphenologist.co.uk/killfile/anti_troll_faq.htm>
 
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Tiberius

you are incorrect for the billionth time.

In the MS newgroups cross posting is accepted and infact is advised when the
subject interests more than one newsgroup. What is not accepted is posting
the same message on several groups without crossposting...

Also what is not accepted is all your behaviour that is darn right stupid.
now off you go... you have to swing in some trees... its your nature,
remember?
 
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The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright

Tiberius said:
you are incorrect for the billionth time.

In the MS newgroups cross posting is accepted and infact is advised when the
subject interests more than one newsgroup. What is not accepted is posting
the same message on several groups without crossposting...

Also what is not accepted is all your behaviour that is darn right stupid.
now off you go... you have to swing in some trees... its your nature,
remember?

<You can talk your game with someone else, because I am not buying the
BS. If you have an issue with it, then let me get you a tissue. You are
acting in a troll like manner, because you are a troll. I have seen many
trolls. You may not think you are a troll but that's what you are.>
 
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Adam Albright

<You can talk your game with someone else, because I am not buying the
BS. If you have an issue with it, then let me get you a tissue. You are
acting in a troll like manner, because you are a troll. I have seen many
trolls. You may not think you are a troll but that's what you are.>

Hey moron, look at the name you picked to post under. What were you
saying about trolling?

So many stupid monkeys post here, like you.
 
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Brian Cryer

The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright said:
<Why don't you curb your roll? You are boring and harassing two NG(s) with
your cross posting BS.>

I for one found it informative and useful.

We've rolled out Vista on a couple of new pcs and have come to regret it.
Its quite informative to see that many others are of the same opinion and
that we are not alone in sticking with XP (for now).
 
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The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright

Adam said:
Hey moron, look at the name you picked to post under. What were you
saying about trolling?

So many stupid monkeys post here, like you.

<Who gives a rat's ass about your name? And who gives a rat's ass about
you?> <It's just another sign that you're a fish on a hook Albright :)>
 
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The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright

Brian said:
I for one found it informative and useful.

We've rolled out Vista on a couple of new pcs and have come to regret it.
Its quite informative to see that many others are of the same opinion and
that we are not alone in sticking with XP (for now).

<What do you mean quite informative? You're already using the product.
It would have been useful for you if you had not gone to the O/S based
on some information. You're too late. I have been on XP at home and at
work for many years. I have been using Vista for the last few months,
and I don't have a problem with XP or Vista. The poster who made the
post was/is trolling, but it can't face the facts as to what it does.>
 
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HeyBub

Tiberius said:
More backpedaling.from MS... why? because everyone just simply wants
an OS that works.. and that is XP, not the Fiasco called Vista!

What a silly conclusion!

Micros~1 extended the deadline because they calculated they could make more
money by so doing.
 
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Brian Cryer

The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright said:
<What do you mean quite informative? You're already using the product. It
would have been useful for you if you had not gone to the O/S based on
some information. You're too late. I have been on XP at home and at work
for many years. I have been using Vista for the last few months, and I
don't have a problem with XP or Vista. The poster who made the post was/is
trolling, but it can't face the facts as to what it does.>

Actually, I'm not using Vista, I'm still on XP. I just know that those using
Vista where I work have been moaning about it and it runs like a dog. So at
present I've put a block on further purchases of Vista.

If you've not had any problems with Vista then good, count yourself
fortunate.

Whilst I can't comment on other posts by "Tiberius", I don't consider this
post to be trolling. It was relevant and informative. Perhaps off-topic
because maybe it should have had the title prefixed with ANN since it was
copying a story and not asking for help. That said, I for one am glad that
Microsoft is extending it support of XP.
 
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The *Linux Pimp* Adam Albright

If you've not had any problems with Vista then good, count yourself
fortunate.

I don't count myself fortunate. I know what I am doing with any O/S. It
doesn't matter if it's Apple, XP, Vista, Linux or any other O/S.


Below are my reasons for being on Vista, and XP can't touch it. Sure,
Vista may have some problems with its initial roll out just like Win 2K,
and XP did as well, and most companies will only go to a new O/S when
they are forced to do so, because of new technology. And they are going
to go to Vista, just like they have done in the past with the previous
versions of the NT classed O/S.


<http://www.iis.net/articles/view.as...o-Take-Advantage-of-the-IIS7-Integrated-Pipel>

<http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2006/04/20/Cool-new-IIS7-Features-and-APIs.aspx>

<http://www.aspnetpro.com/opinion/2006/08/asp200608jg_o/asp200608jg_o.asp>

<http://www.code-magazine.com/Article.aspx?quickid=060103>
 
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Tiberius

Micros~1 extended the deadline because they calculated they could make
more money by so doing.

Correct, they will make more money on the only OS they have that actually
works! (its called XP)

I am not against Microsoft... I say that they should make good and usable
products.

XP happens to be the last good one they made! So lets stick with that until
they wise up and make the next version of windows (if they will survive as a
company until then). Vista is unfixable and no service pack with save the
day.

If MS wants to save themselves they should cancel vista NOW and put all
their efforts on a new OS while they still have the time
 
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Frank

Tiberius said:
Correct, they will make more money on the only OS they have that actually
works! (its called XP)

I am not against Microsoft... I say that they should make good and usable
products.

XP happens to be the last good one they made! So lets stick with that until
they wise up and make the next version of windows (if they will survive as a
company until then). Vista is unfixable and no service pack with save the
day.

If MS wants to save themselves they should cancel vista NOW and put all
their efforts on a new OS while they still have the time
You enjoy making a fool out of yourself don't you capin' crunch.
Frank
 
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The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

Ace said:
Ladies, cease fire. Subject(s) are moot to begin with.

Hi Ace. That's pretty darn sexist you know.

--
Priceless quotes in m.p.w.vista.general group:
http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/kick.html

"Fair use is not merely a nice concept--it is a federal law based on
free speech rights under the First Amendment and is a cornerstone of the
creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
- Maura Corbett
 
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Ace

I could have thrown a shoe into the catfight instead, I suppose. :)
Apologies to ladies present.





The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'
 
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The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

Ace said:
I could have thrown a shoe into the catfight instead, I suppose. :)
Apologies to ladies present.

Thanks Ace. You show yourself to be a gentleman. 8)
The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'

--
Priceless quotes in m.p.w.vista.general group:
http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/kick.html

"Fair use is not merely a nice concept--it is a federal law based on
free speech rights under the First Amendment and is a cornerstone of the
creativity and innovation that is a hallmark of this country. Consumer
rights in the digital age are not frivolous."
- Maura Corbett
 
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