Windows XP going off market in June: What it means

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    Microsoft originally announced over a year ago that Windows XP would be going off the market in January 2008. XP was later given a brief stay of execution, to June 30, 2008. That deadline is fast approaching, which has led to much panicking from people who aren't quite sure what XP's "going off market" means, exactly.
    People are still as confused as ever. So let's take a stab at clarifying, once again, what's going to happen by answering some frequently asked questions about XP's imminent disappearance:

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/25252
     
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  3. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    I hated xp....glad it's going bye bye.
     
  4. Mira

    Mira Country Girl

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    hubby has vista (new pc) i have xp (3 yr old pc) he HATES it. he says they havent worked out half the bugs.

    i guess im safe till 2014, by then maybe there will be a gates free OS that i can use lol
     
  5. Malini2001

    Malini2001 I'm controlled by the cats

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    What it means for me is that I have to decide whether to replace my aging computer before June........or wait another couple of years. I have xp and have not had problems with it. But I know people that have Vista and hate it! Lots of problems loading other software on their computer.
     
  6. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    We have Vista on our laptops and love it!!! We haven't had any problems.
     
  7. blaize

    blaize Former Member

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    I'm hoping my ageing XP machine will survive for a few more years, at least until Windows 7 is released. LINK
     
  8. Malini2001

    Malini2001 I'm controlled by the cats

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    Jules, which version of Vista do you have? I have heard that some versions are better than others.
     
  9. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    We have the Premium Home Version.
     
  10. gardenmom

    gardenmom Former Member

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    I have vista on my new computer and I don't notice anything wrong with it. What I hate is the new microsoft office word, 2007. It is totally different and everything is hard to find. I also cannot single space, which is hard when a teacher specifically asks for single space and your grade depends on it.
     
  11. Buzz Mills

    Buzz Mills New Member

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    I have XP and can only hope that Vista is a lot better.
     
  12. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    Go Mac: once you go Mac, you will never go back. :D That is how I handled my Windows situation, this past Winter... best investment move I have ever made when it comes to computing. My old laptop and desktop ran XP, and when I tried to move to Vista (after being warned by a Microsoft guy that it was very buggy), that was an utter disaster... even after upgrading my processors and ram. So... I took the jump to Mac and am so glad I did.
     
  13. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    I have the new Vista and love it. My family and I like it much better than xp.
     
  14. MistyM

    MistyM Active Member

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    i bought my son a new computer, that isn't exactly 'top of the line' and it came with vista, and it was horrible! so i put xp on it.

    i bought myself a computer, very advanced and 'top of the line' and vista works excellent on it.

    i think it's pretty sick that they only sell vista with lower priced computers.

    xp runs great on his computer btw.
     
  15. reportertype

    reportertype Dogs are awesome!

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    A Freakin' Men!!! I did this too!
     
  16. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    Oh I agree! Mac rules!:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: I LOVE my laptop! :D
     
  17. nanandjim

    nanandjim Former Member

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    I have XP and haven't had any problems. I was wondering what the problems are that posters are experiencing. :waitasec:
     
  18. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    Another Mac user here. :woohoo: Although I have the Microsoft stuff installed on my computers I hate them and only use them when absolutely necessary.
     
  19. lisag

    lisag Former Member

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    We bought a new laptop last fall..
    I was debating between Vista and XP..
    The internet hook up guy from our cable company told me that he had heard several problems with Vista... So, I went with XP.. I have had no problems with it..
     
  20. philamena

    philamena Former Member

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    You are lucky. lol ;)
     
  21. Jules

    Jules Former Member

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    I keep hearing that but we've been very happy with it. We got our new laptops last fall too. So weird.
     

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