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Loophole could keep XP alive

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Bambino1506, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. Bambino1506

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7370821.stm

    Nice
     
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  2. sunn

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    Although I didn't hear the official party line from PC vendors or MS itself, I was expecting something like this for a while. There are too many people/companies interested in XP (and not Vista) for XP to just be shelved.
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    It's not exactly a loophole... it's clearly stated in Microsoft's licensing.

    That said... if Microsoft didn't want that to happen... they should have shut that "loophole". ;)

    Kudos to Microsoft for allowing it, if that was their intention. People will continue to buy XP for at least a couple more years, I'm guessing.
     
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    I hope they do. As it stands now I only have one vista machine to contend with when I have to work on family or friends computers. Would really like to keep it that way for as long as possable. Does that make me a terriable tech?:biggrin
     
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    Thank **** for that :p
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Not at all. I have a copy of Vista Ultimate on my shelf at home... and when I recently I did a clean install on my box, I chose to install XP... mostly due to the increase in gaming speed with XP over Vista.
     
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