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MS allow XP to continue to be sold on low spec PCs

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by GiddyG, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

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    MS have announced that, as with laptops, XP can still be sold on low spec PCs until June 2010. See here for the full story.
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    Nice! :)

    That said, even if they didn't offer XP installed by default, I'd likely take them up on their Vista OEM downgrade rights anyway. ;)
     
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  3. GiddyG

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    I'm only surprised it took them so long to make it formal.
     
  4. NightWalker

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    XP is a bloody good OS, sure there are other things out there, I use Vista on my main machine. But XP is a safe bet, stable, fairly light. No need to phase it out just for the sake of it. If customers want to buy it, keep selling it. Good move by Microsoft.
     
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    Yep me too or I'd buy a copy XP and format the vista machine 8)
     
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    Oh no, Vista haters....:twisted:
     
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    I'm not a Vista hater infact I have never used it. I have no need, XP does what I want it to, it good for gaming and isn't dodgy. I have XP pro SP3 and it works fine, I did have an issue a couple of week ago with thing running slowly with SP3 so I uninstalled it but now have reinstalled and it's great.
     
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    Sorry mate, was meant in jest. I agree, XP is a very good OS. My laptop won't run Vista so its XP all the way on there. 8)
     
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    I knew that :p
     
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    Kind of like Hilary taking so long to admit that Obama kicked her arse. :wink:

    ...I think...
     
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    Not here. :) I like Vista, but I choose to run XP.
     
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