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    Users fight to save Windows XP

    By JESSICA MINTZ, AP Technology WriterMon Apr 14, 7:49 AM ET

    Microsoft Corp.'s operating systems run most personal computers around the globe and are a cash cow for the world's largest software maker. But you'd never confuse a Windows user with the passionate fans of Mac OS X or even the free Linux operating system. Unless it's someone running Windows XP, a version Microsoft wants to retire.

    Fans of the six-year-old operating system set to be pulled off store shelves in June have papered the Internet with blog posts, cartoons and petitions recently. They trumpet its superiority to Windows Vista, Microsoft's latest PC operating system, whose consumer launch last January was greeted with lukewarm reviews.

    No matter how hard Microsoft works to persuade people to embrace Vista, some just can't be wowed. They complain about Vista's hefty hardware requirements, its less-than-peppy performance, occasional incompatibility with other programs and devices and frequent, irritating security pop-up windows.

    For them, the impending disappearance of XP computers from retailers, and the phased withdrawal of technical support in coming years, is causing a minor panic.

    Take, for instance, Galen Gruman. A longtime technology journalist, Gruman is more accustomed to writing about trends than starting them.

    But after talking to Windows users for months, he realized his distaste for Vista and strong attachment to XP were widespread.

    "It sort of hit us that, wait a minute, XP will be gone as of June 30. What are we going to do?" he said. "If no one does something, it's going to be gone."

    So Gruman started a Save XP Web petition, gathering since January more than 100,000 signatures and thousands of comments, mostly from die-hard XP users who want Microsoft to keep selling it until the next version of Windows is released, currently targeted for 2010.

    On the petition site's comments section, some users proclaimed they will downgrade from Vista to XP — an option available in the past to businesses, but now open for the first time to consumers who buy Vista Ultimate or Business editions — if they need to buy a new computer after XP goes off the market.

    Others used the comments section to rail against the very idea that Microsoft has the power to enforce the phase-out from a stable, decent product to one that many consider worse, while profiting from the move. Many threatened to leave Windows for Apple or Linux machines.

    Microsoft already extended the XP deadline once, but it shows no signs it will do so again. The company has declined to meet with Gruman to consider the petition. Microsoft is aware of the petition, it said in a statement to The Associated Press, and "will continue to be guided by feedback we hear from partners and customers about what makes sense based on their needs."

    Gruman said he'd keep pressing for a meeting.

    "They really believe if they just close their eyes, people will have no choice," he said.

    In fact, most people who get a new computer will end up with Vista. In 2008, 94 percent of new Windows machines for consumers worldwide will run Vista, forecasts industry research group IDC. For businesses, about 75 percent of new PCs will have Vista. (That figure takes into account companies that choose to downgrade to XP.)

    Although Microsoft may not budge on selling new copies of XP, it may have to extend support for it.

    Al Gillen, an IDC analyst, estimated that at the end of 2008 nearly 60 percent of consumer PCs and almost 70 percent of business PCs worldwide will still run XP. Microsoft plans to end full support — including warranty claims and free help with problems — in April 2009. The company will continue providing a more limited level of service until April 2014.

    Gillen said efforts like Gruman's grass-roots petition may not influence the software maker, but business customers' demands should carry more clout.

    "You really can't make 69 percent of your installed base unhappy with you," he said.

    Some companies — such as Wells Manufacturing Co. in Woodstock, Ill. — are crossing their fingers that he's right. The company, which melts scrap steel and casts iron bars, has 200 PCs that run Windows 2000 or XP. (Windows 2000 is no longer sold on PCs. Mainstream support has ended, but limited support is available through the middle of 2010.)

    Wells usually replaces 50 of its PCs every 18 months. In the most recent round of purchases, Chief Information Officer Lou Peterhans said, the company stuck with XP because several of its applications don't run well on Vista.

    "There is no strong reason to go to Vista, other than eventually losing support for XP," he said. Peterhans added that the company isn't planning to bring in Vista computers for 18 months to two years. If Microsoft keeps to its current timetable, its next operating system, code-named Windows 7, will be on the market by then.

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    On the Net: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h...6DntwD901KB280

    Save XP Petition: http://weblog.infoworld.com/save-xp/

    Microsoft's Windows support timeline: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy
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    Vista really is a piece of turd. I swear my Nokia's Symbian makes more sense :|

    Had Vista on this laptop for a few months. Totally retarted network search/setup, random crashes of the whole Explorer, and not to mention none of pre-XP games would run on it (golden age PC games, you know - old school adventures, RPGs and whatever). Now they don't even sell PCs with anything but Vista installed. Gay.

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    Maybe my situation is just a 'fluke' but I have not had a single major problem with Windows Vista since I have had it as my O/S on my home PC (though at work my PC (and other co-worker's PC's, still runs on XP Pro SP 2)
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    My Vista seems to have stabilised more over the past 6 months ago. I did use to have problems with Internet Explorer just erroring out and closing for what appeared to be no apparent reason - don't think it's done it in awhile.

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    I'm still using Window ME. I have a high tolerance for pain.

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    Vista blows. XP works great. Why fix it unless it's broke?


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    So far, Vista has been good to me and honestly, I had more problems with XP but I do agree that vista wont play shit for pc games. I have a bunch of star wars pc games and I can only play maybe 2 of them on vista. dark forces 2 and episode 1 racer's graphics are too slow for vista apparently.
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    I use XP Pro x64.

    Pro: I find it's more stable than XP Pro.
    Con: not enough driver support and it won't run good ol' 16 bit games that I still have! As well, from what I've been told, it's basically 2 32 bit systems running in tandem, so it's not really a true 64 bit OS.

    I might put Vista back in the near future, like when SR-2 comes out. It's a shame that Microsoft hasn't admitted they fucked up royally. They should rebuild Vista from the ground up, with input from end users instead of shoving crap down our throat thinking we'd swallow it. Maybe they'll call it Microsoft Phoenix. Damn I just gave them an idea. Phoenix is my copyrighted idea! LOL

    I read an article that if Microsoft doesn't change how they do things in the next 3 years, Windows will be obsolete and the company is toast. The article said Windows is based on 20 year old legacy coding. Hmm... maybe Google should release an operating system to compete against Windows, kick them down a little further while they're already down.
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    Why they gotta mess with XP???

    I hope more people support XP, maybe the suits at Microsoft will reconsider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by looper_guy View Post
    I'm still using Window ME. I have a high tolerance for pain.
    Oh my gosh. Yes you do!!!! ME was horrible!
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    Ugh... Windows makes me cringe. Buy an Apple and stop worrying about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Boxer 9901 View Post
    So far, Vista has been good to me and honestly, I had more problems with XP but I do agree that vista wont play shit for pc games. I have a bunch of star wars pc games and I can only play maybe 2 of them on vista. dark forces 2 and episode 1 racer's graphics are too slow for vista apparently.
    Count me as one of those who was ready to throw my XP equipped desktop out the window. I've had Vista on my newer laptop since I bought it last year and have yet to have a major issue.
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    I too have been running Vista for a while now, and frankly I haven't had any issues. Of course, I wasn't within an upgade scenerio, but when I bought a new PC. Once I got rid of all the crap that they feel the need to load on to a new machine, I was in good shape.

    But anyway, as I said, so far so good. I actually like it. Please don't flame me.

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    The only problem I had with VISTA was slow network file transfers and I had connection issues between VISTA and my XP machines
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    Oh my gosh. Yes you do!!!! ME was horrible!
    Ditto, although I had it for like 4 years on my old PC, I was too reluctant to upgrade to XP

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    Ugh... Windows makes me cringe. Buy an Apple and stop worrying about it.
    I've worked with loads of MACs that crash and lag, same as with PCs. The only real advantage Apple has that loads of software (Logic, ProTools etc) wouldn't run on Vista full-stop. And are there any games written for MAC?


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