Microsoft bows to pressure of the hated new OS Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by Clark, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Clark

    Clark Guest

    http://www.crn.com/software/202102410

    Good news for me and the other MS Partners that think Vista is not ready
    yet.
    Microsoft To Extend Windows XP Deadline For OEMs
    By Kevin McLaughlin, CMP Channel
    2:51 PM EDT Thu. Sep. 27, 2007

    Microsoft will announce late Thursday 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.

    Microsoft, for its part, claims demand is strong for Vista and its momentum
    is unprecedented. However, the fact that Microsoft has been working on a
    third service pack for Windows XP, currently slated for release in the first
    half of 2008, is a reflection of the still-strong demand for the OS,
    according to system builders.

    "The problem is that XP is too good of a product," said one Microsoft system
    builder partner who requested anonymity. "XP has become so embedded in
    peoples' environments, it's extremely difficult to get them to switch to
    Vista."



    Clark...
     
    Clark, Sep 28, 2007
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  2. Clark

    John Guest

    On the contrary--I skipped XP and went right to Vista and I'm glad I did.

    John
     
    John, Sep 29, 2007
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  3. Clark

    Clark Guest

    Glad someone likes it.

    Clark
     
    Clark, Sep 30, 2007
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  4. its on my laptop and is decent...but Vista is a memory hog and I hate the
    UAC control, i finally shut the damn thing off...annoying...hopefully Vista
    Service Pack 1 will fix some issues
     
    Dave Phillips, Nov 9, 2007
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  5. What exactly makes you think it's a memory hog? If it's because you see
    aproximately 50% of your ram in use all the time, that's by design and
    operates differently than XP. I'm not saying Vista doesn't have some issues
    to be ironed out over the next year or two as it matures, but smarter use of
    ram isn't one of them.
     
    Charles Tomaras, Nov 11, 2007
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  6. Clark

    Mike Roman Guest

    It's a hog. I say that because it runs like a dog with "only" 512mb. XP
    would be more than happy with that.
     
    Mike Roman, Nov 11, 2007
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  7. Well..considering my cell phone has a 2gb memory card in it these days I'd
    say....up your ram a bit if it's available for your laptop.
     
    Charles Tomaras, Nov 12, 2007
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  8. Clark

    News Guest

    So would Win95.


     
    News, Nov 21, 2007
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