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    Today July 1st, 2008 Microsoft Officially Discontinues Windows XP.

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    It's over Billy, it's over!!!!! :-)

    xor
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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    Re: Farewell To Windows XP

    Originally posted by xor View Post
    Today July 1st, 2008 Microsoft Officially Discontinues Windows XP.
    do you have a link or something? in my experience, MS has continued to always have one O/S out that is stable and one that is sort of perpetually beta, until a new even less stable O/S comes out and at that time they cease supporting the stable one and call the beta the "current" model.

    there isn't even an SP2 out for Vista yet, is there?
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    • #3
      Re: Farewell To Windows XP

      Originally posted by Deviant Ollam View Post
      do you have a link or something? in my experience, MS has continued to always have one O/S out that is stable and one that is sort of perpetually beta, until a new even less stable O/S comes out and at that time they cease supporting the stable one and call the beta the "current" model.

      there isn't even an SP2 out for Vista yet, is there?

      M$'s general information:
      http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...xp/future.mspx

      What's more important is the support information:

      http://support.microsoft.com/lifecyc...6&y=12&C2=1173
      Last edited by jedi; July 1, 2008, 16:49. Reason: Adding an additional link.

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      • #4
        Re: Farewell To Windows XP

        MS has stopped selling the retail version in stores. XP is still available as an OEM version until at least 12-31-2008, and probably beyond.
        Thorn
        "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

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        • #5
          Re: Farewell To Windows XP

          I just got three new Dell machines in last week that I ordered with XP to be pre-installed. Not only did Dell fuck up their image, but they included a Vista installation CD.
          A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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          • #6
            Re: Farewell To Windows XP

            wow, for $150 more Dell can ship your system with XP pre-installed and include a Vista DVD to install later in the future...you know...when people want to use it. how nice of them...
            "Really, it's hack or be hacked"

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            • #7
              Re: Farewell To Windows XP

              Originally posted by kil0hertz View Post
              wow, for $150 more Dell can ship your system with XP pre-installed and include a Vista DVD to install later in the future...you know...when people want to use it. how nice of them...
              Actually in my case, it didn't cost me anything extra. :0
              A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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              • #8
                Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                Actually in my case, it didn't cost me anything extra. :0
                Dell corporate accounts are cool aren't they.


                Originally posted by xor View Post
                It's over Billy, it's over!!!!! :-)

                xor

                I'm sure Bill doesn't really care. He's now officially the worlds richest retired guy.

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                • #9
                  Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                  Originally posted by barry99705 View Post
                  Dell corporate accounts are cool aren't they.





                  I'm sure Bill doesn't really care. He's now officially the worlds richest retired guy.
                  Well, right behind Thorn's secret wealth. After all, he's got all that spanish gold stashed away from El Dorado.
                  A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                    Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                    Well, right behind Thorn's secret wealth. After all, he's got all that spanish gold stashed away from El Dorado.
                    I thought it was from his viking hoard from his days as a viking. Didn't Thorn discover America with Leif Erikson. :-)

                    xor
                    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                      Originally posted by xor View Post
                      I thought it was from his viking hoard from his days as a viking. Didn't Thorn discover America with Leif Erikson. :-)

                      xor
                      Actually it was with Leif's older brother, Branch Erikson.
                      A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                        Another battle for M$ Windows Vista :) , good bye to XP hello to Vista battle
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                        • #13
                          Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                          Originally posted by semprix View Post
                          Another battle for M$ Windows Vista :) , good bye to XP hello to Vista battle
                          Not so fast. This is a moment to rejoice! Windows 7 will replace Vista in Jan 2010 and by then XP will be fully patched and Vista will still be APOS. Just hang in there and perhaps Bill's new job with Melinda (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) will keep him far enough away from Win 7 that the development and release of OS 7 will finally be successful... Let us pray... Now aren't you glad you prayed?
                          Last edited by Greyhatter; July 5, 2008, 21:11.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                            Originally posted by Greyhatter View Post
                            Not so fast. This is a moment to rejoice! Windows 7 will replace Vista in Jan 2010 and by then XP will be fully patched and Vista will still be APOS. Just hang in there and perhaps Bill's new job with Melinda (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) will keep him far enough away from Win 7 that the development and release of OS 7 will finally be successful... Let us pray... Now aren't you glad you prayed?
                            We still have that Ballmer monkey to worry about.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Farewell To Windows XP

                              So, Bill leaves as XP leaves...? Coincidence? Or abandoning the proverbial ship?

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