quote: While we’ve been pleased with the positive response we’ve seen and heard from customers using Windows Vista, there are some customers who need a little more time to make the switch to Windows Vista.
quote: I think the issues are probably more along the lines of application compatibility, driver availability, and just simple resistance to change.
quote: Also remember they announced that "Vienna" is scheduled to be released for at least public beta testing in 2009.
quote: I think they saw early on that Vista is just something to line the pockets with money until they release something that really is worthwhile.
quote: Ahh, yes. Why would a company ever discount the price of one thing after its replacement is available? it just doesn't make sense... oh wait, that would make sense.
quote: If you released a new version of your own product and a ton of people still wanted the older one until the newer one is mature, would you sale it for less?
quote: I’m digging through Microsoft’s website to find XP’s end-of-life and I found it to be 4/14/2009 for mainstream support. This is interesting considering the price of the OS has not dropped at all. To me this seems a bit unfair.
quote: When asked about what Microsoft was hearing in terms of feedback from customers regarding Windows Vista Nash stated, "With more than 60 million licenses sold as of this summer, Windows Vista is on track to be the fastest-selling operating system in Microsoft’s history."
quote: Imho, Microsoft should continue supporting Windows XP indefinitely at this point until at least 70% of the user base is running Vista by their of own choice.
quote: Notice how all the whiners pointing out Vista as being a terrible bloated OS with DRM are the same people who said the same thing about XP when we were all running 98SE and 2000?
quote: by BladeVenom on September 28, 2007 at 1:31 PMI have to disagree because XP was the replacement for ME, and anything was better than ME.
quote: ... and anything was better than ME.
quote: On a side note I usually get to the articles to post anything that hasn't been said. I <3 Anandtech and read 90% of articles and their comments. Just wanted to get some loving out there =)
quote: I have to disagree because XP was the replacement for ME, and anything was better than ME.
quote: downloading a 6GB file over VPN (or just a network copy) is a nightmare, it calculates the transfer time for 30 minutes before the copy seems to start, very annoying
quote: Notice how XP phased out 2000 over a 2-3 year period? Notice how all the whiners pointing out Vista as being a terrible bloated OS with DRM are the same people who said the same thing about XP when we were all running 98SE and 2000?