The company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever ship an XP S

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Ken Yates, Apr 6, 2007.

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    http://www.windowsitpro.com/windows...rticleID/95725/windowspaulthurrott_95725.html


    And What About Windows XP Service Pack 3?
    And while I'm ranting a bit, let's dredge up Windows XP Service Pack 3, which was delayed from 2005
    to 2006 to 2007 and now to 2008. If you were looking for any glimpse into the mind of Microsoft,
    this is it: The company has completely abandoned Windows XP, and it has absolutely no plans to ever
    ship an XP SP3. My guess is that Microsoft will do what it did with the final Windows 2000 Service
    Pack: Claim years later that it's no longer needed and just ship a final security patch roll-up.
    This is the worst kiss-off to any Microsoft product I've ever seen, and you'd think the company
    would show a little more respect to its best-selling OS of all time. But the reality is, Microsoft
    is looking ahead to new revenue and not behind to money that's already in the bank. And though
    hundreds of millions of people will be running XP for years to come, despite Microsoft's best
    efforts at selling them a later Windows version, the company has absolutely no plans to actually
    support those customers. This flies in the face of its publicly-stated life cycle support plans. And
    it really freaks me out. It should freak you out as well.
     
    Ken Yates, Apr 6, 2007
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  2. That is not entirely unexpected.

    M$ is trying to push people onto its DRM'd version of M$ Windows -
    something that people simply don't want to do. What else should you expect
    - M$ needs to dump XP as quickly as it can so that people have no choice
    but to use Vi$ta.
     
    Dianthus Mimulus, Apr 7, 2007
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