Windows XP to be retired in 2008

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  1. Boardwise

    Boardwise is scary - Sig Killer - M Super Mod

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  2. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    .....I should have seen something like this comming, but wasnt 98/ 2000/ ME discontinued a LONG while compared to this?
     
  3. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

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    The fact that a couple of county governments decided no more Windows could also have an affect on this. The only reason I've seen for anyone to actually (up-grade) is if they want to play DX-10 games.
     
  4. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    I ain't upgrading until Vista actually becomes an "upgrade" from XP.
     
  5. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    we'll see. i remember a few support dates for 98 coming and going, but so many people still used it that they extended the date further. what microsoft really needs to do is find a reason why the average person should bother getting vista over xp... it just isn't there yet if you ask me
     
  6. Kranix2k

    Kranix2k Spare me this mockery!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    IIRC, Microslag always had a 5 year support plan of their releases i.e. they stopped supporting Win95 in 2000, 98 in 2003, etc, etc. So this shouldn't really come to be a surprise, I'd think.
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

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    [vader] NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! [/vader] all my new stuff will be outdated!!! :( 
     
  8. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    actually microsoft supported 98 and me until last year. it'd be crazy to end support for xp anytime in the near future.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx
     
  9. DevilzFan

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    It helps to READ the article...

    It doesn't say they are stopping support, just not selling it anymore on new PC's.
     
  10. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I just upgraded to XP this year from ME. XP meets my needs just fine, I can't think of a single reason to spend ANY money ( let alone however much Vista costs ) to switch.
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    It's comforting to note that they say nothing about not supporting current versions of XP. At least XP users will still receive software upgrades that'll help keep their OS...I dunno, safe, functional, etc.

    I hope.
     
  12. cybertron2006

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    ah shit. well... goodbye cruel computer.
     
  13. Mike

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    I just bought XP 2 years ago, but its only an upgrade version, I wanted to get the full version sometime, guess I better do that this summer :p 
     
  14. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Man, I dunno how the hell you made it this long with that POS. ME made me want to go back to 98...or an abacus.
     
  15. Mike

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    I found that ME worked well on some computers, but totally destroyed others
     
  16. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    It was what I had on my first computer, so I knew of nothing better.
     
  17. Alpha Prime

    Alpha Prime Ten Years Strong

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    Everything will still work on your com. Like when it says" works on 98 Mil, & XP"

    Now everything is going to say "Works on Vista, XP,...."

    *And i just bought a new Com in Agu. & i don't plan on upgrading anytime soon.
     
  18. Frognal

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    The upgrade is the same as the full version.
     
  19. Boardwise

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    Hurrah!, someone actually read the article.

    I wasn't that surprised when I read this.
    It's not like most software places retire the old version when the new one comes out.
     
  20. GigatronSama

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    nope. can't say I see Vista in the future. For that matter I have all of one piece of hardware on this PC that requires the use of windows XP. The Wireless Keyboard I just got today in fact came with drivers for windows 98.
     

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