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Old 02-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Official Windows XP Support To Be Scaled Back

On April 14, Microsoft plans to shift Windows XP from “mainstream support” to “extended support.” This will change the availability of free fixes and updates for many people so check out the article to get the sordid details.

By Microsoft policy, mainstream support delivers free fixes -- for security patches and other bug fixes -- to everyone. During extended support, all users receive all security updates, but non-security hot fixes are provided only to companies that have signed support contracts with Microsoft.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Drat, looks like I probably will be upgrading to 7 eventually then >_>
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Drat, looks like I probably will be upgrading to 7 eventually then >_>
Don't give in! LOL.
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I'm ditching XP so fast it'll make your head spin when 7 comes out . Running the BETA...love it.
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To each his own I suppose.
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I will be staying away from seven till around 6 months after the release...
I don't think that's going to be necessary.
7 is based on the Vista kernel, so essentially 7 will have fixed bugs from the Vista kernel, instead of introducing new ones with a new kernel.
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Lol. so does this mean, Xp Users are going to have to upgrade to Vista?? =D because if they ARE, then YES! my bro will have to upgrade both computers to Vista, his worst enemy, lol. I already have Vista on my Laptop, Dell Inspiron 1525!! =D =D Cant Wait!
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Lol. so does this mean, Xp Users are going to have to upgrade to Vista??
No. XP isn't going to suddenly not work.
the only way people will stop using XP is if they somehow figured out a way to break every single copy in existence.
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I really don't need their support as long as I get the updates. SP3 though...Fail.

XP will still remain to be my favorite Windows OS. Vista is just way too much of a resource hog to want me to upgrade. Sure, I have ran it on my laptop but I just can't get into wanting to keep it. Knowing that Vista is somewhat of a pre-release to Windows 7, I know I won't be changing my OS any time soon.
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