If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Death of XP!

Okay...I am going to go out on a limb here and say that maybe Paul Thurrott knew something the rest of us did not when we put out his comment about there being no Service Pack 3 for XP. If you are glassy eyed wondering WTF I am going on about...well read up here, "Service Pack wonders...when? and if ever?". Now onto what Paul might have seems that Microsoft has let out of the bag that it will be discontinuing the sell of XP starting during the first quarter of 2008 and with that announcement it has left more than a few wondering if that will mean that Microsoft will also shift some dates around with it's "Service Pack Roadmap" and cut that road short, while putting Vista in the express lane. up on some of these links and share your thoughts...kinda sucks if you ask me...the least Microsoft can do is have a viable alternative rather than something that is less than viable from the standpoint of software and driver compatibility. Something that most importantly will not force one to update the majority of their software library or find alternatives that work with the Vista OS.

- "Windows XP to be Phased Out by Year's End Despite Strong Demand" @ OS News
- "Windows XP to be phased out by year's end despite customer demand" @ APC
- "Microsoft to Discontinue OEM sales of XP by the End of 2007" @ Daily Tech
- "Time is Running Out for Windows XP" @ Yahoo News
- "Time is Running Out for Windows XP" @ PC World
- "Windows XP execution date set" @ The Inquirer
- "Service Pack wonders...when? and if ever?" @ CTRL Zone Blog

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