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XP goes on... and on... and on...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by GiddyG, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    MS is continuing to let hardware vendors get hold of XP licences until May 2009.... read here for more info.
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    Good, why fix something if it aint broke? :D

    Still haven't gotten around to use Vista and I may not either.
     
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  3. Qs

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    Oh, you will matey. Give it a couple of years. :p

    When MS say jump and stop support for the OS then you'll have to.

    *shakes fist*
     
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  4. Darkfunnyguy

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    I probably wait until Windows 7.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    lol, I just don't have a need for it at the moment. But your probably right I'll have to at some stage.

    It'll be just my luck that MS will say you can't get Windows 7 unless you have Vista or something.
     
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    Happy days!
     
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  7. Daniel

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    Boo, Vista!

    Vista is okay for personal use, but for networks.. :cussing

    Hope I dont have to do Vista cert to do the Windows 7 cert :x
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    If previous actions from MS is anything to go by. You'll be able to get an upgrade copy of Win7 if you have XP, but you won't be able to do a in-place upgrade, just like the current upgrade system from 2000 to Vista.

    -ken
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    Since SP1 for Vista, it has improved quite alot. As for the cert, you probably have a choice just like now. Either do the upgrade exams or do the track from fresh.

    -Ken
     
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  10. Daniel

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    What would you recommend if that does happen? :biggrin
     
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  11. GiddyG

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    I would say it tends to depend on what you're supporting and going to support. If you're supporting XP, then 'major' in that; then you can upgrade to Vista or 7 when it comes out.

    If you are supporting 7 then I'd personally suggest going straight for the exams for that OS.
     
  12. Daniel

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    Well I passed my 70-270 yesterday with 826/1000 so that's alright :biggrin

    We have a handful of Vista users, the only real problems you run into with Vista (after SP1, which wagnerk pointed out) is VPN and backward compatibility, other than that, it's okay.

    But, that said, I have gone through about 3 months of Vista problems and resolved them, so maybe I would be better of waiting for the Windows 7 cert, I dont really want to spend 2 - 3 months on the Vista cert when Windows 7 is apparently almost identical to Vista, just 'totally backward compatible'.
     
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  13. GiddyG

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    Don't you bet on it! :twisted:

    If things such as MS OSes have an opportunity to change between Beta and full release, they most assuredly will. 8)
     
  14. delorean

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    Vista = Millenium.
     
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    For networks Vista Business and Ultimate works fine(haven't actually worked with Enterprise).... of course this just a personal observation... Vista(Business, Ultimate and Enterprise) will do perfectly well when you deploy them on a network that is running Windows Server 2008
     
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    Running Win 2k3 :biggrin

    That's where we may be hitting a wall.
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    Just because Microsoft stops supporting it doesn't mean I have to stop using it. 8)
     
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  18. Sparky
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    Not really, many third party applications just do not work properly on Vista.

    Also when Vista first came out running Sage was a nightmare and many VPN client software just stopped working.
     
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  19. wagnerk
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    That's an easy one for me, as I always do the upgrade exams ever since I start the MS cert track with 2k (& XP for the MCDST).

    Upgrade paths I taken:

    For servers - 2k->2k3->2k8->to whatevers next
    For Client - 2k (70-210 as no MCDST version), MCDST -> MCITP:EST -> to whatevers next

    -Ken
     
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  20. wagnerk
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    That's true, that's why we haven't deployed Vista on a major scale, just a few machines.

    -Ken
     
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