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Was this expected??

Akhilesh Trivedi
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http : / /www . microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsxp/future.mspx

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Ulf Dittmer
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Given that it was announced a long time ago, I'd say yes, it was expected. It's standard procedure to stop distributing an OS version once a new one is available. The only thing that makes this one special is that so many people and companies have decided that XP's successor Vista is no good, which now leaves them with no suitable version to buy.


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Chetan Parekh
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The very reason why any company kills its current version of software by the new version is that if they don�t do this on their own, rivals will kill with their version of software.


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Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
The only thing that makes this one special is that so many people and companies have decided that XP's successor Vista is no good, which now leaves them with no suitable version to buy.


If you want to state your opinions at least begin with "I believe windows vista..." other wise it amounts to passing opinion as fact.


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Pat Farrell
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
If you want to state your opinions at least begin with "I believe windows vista..." other wise it amounts to passing opinion as fact.


Huh? He did state it as other people's opinion. He stated that many people consider Vista a disaster. This is well documented all over the industry, and even in the Wall Street Journal.

Whether or not Vista is a disaster is a separate question. It is clearly perceived by many folks as being undesirable.

Nearly all software has an 'end of life' period. Typically six months or a year after the replacement release is available. That time is up for XP. So the removal of XP was completely expected.

Additionally, the removal of XP from "support" on June 30 has been advertized, talked about, and discussed for months.
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:


If you want to state your opinions at least begin with "I believe windows vista..." other wise it amounts to passing opinion as fact.


Around 2 years back we had a training by a Microsoft guy and during the session he only stated this.
Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:


Around 2 years back we had a training by a Microsoft guy and during the session he only stated this.


Windows Vista had a worldwide release date of January 30, 2007.
Unless your trainer had the gift being able to see into the future, he'd still be wrong.
Raghavan Muthu
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:


Windows Vista had a worldwide release date of January 30, 2007.
Unless your trainer had the gift being able to see into the future, he'd still be wrong.


Thats true. Thats the reason still Vista could not completely dominate/replace XP


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Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:


Windows Vista had a worldwide release date of January 30, 2007.
Unless your trainer had the gift being able to see into the future, he'd still be wrong.


Arvind, it was a generalized statement by him and was not specific to a particular version of a particular software.
Pat Farrell
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:
Unless your trainer had the gift being able to see into the future, he'd still be wrong.


And if he could, he should not be a trainer. If I could do that, I'd find many ways to get rich and retire
 
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