Windows XPired

Windows XP is now retired. Now what?

Monday, July 7, 2008 by VistArtXPosed | Discussion: Windows XP

As we all know, June 30th was the last day to purchase a copy of Microsoft Windows XP. But why did they stop selling it so soon? Windows XP was a favorite OS among most PC users. I still believe that the majority of PC users run XP today. (I still run XP, [and Vista]). I have to agree that XP is much faster than Vista, under certain scenarios. And with the right software, XP can become more secure than Vista.

Are we forced into running Vista or will PCs users convert to Mac or Linux? What will be the future of PCs without XP? Will Windows 7 be good enough to qualify as an "XP Replacement"?

Please feel free to share your thoughts. It would be appreciated.

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PurrBall
Reply #1 Monday, July 7, 2008 4:16 PM
XP needed to go, we cannot be relying on an ancient OS in 2030.
CarGuy1
Reply #2 Monday, July 7, 2008 4:50 PM
I remember the same type of posts when they stopped selling 98.
This makes me wonder...why are people so resistant to change?
Vampothika
Reply #3 Monday, July 7, 2008 4:53 PM
XP needed to go, we cannot be relying on an ancient OS in 2030.


+1
Pixeleo
Reply #4 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:04 PM
will Windows 7 be good enough to qualify as an "XP Replacement"?

By the time Windows 7 arrives...XP would be where Windows 98 is today. And Vista would be where XP is today. And Windows 7 will be where Vista is today
NightTrainthedark
Reply #5 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:08 PM
And Windows 7 will be where Vista is today


In the gutter? I hope not.   
neophil78
Reply #6 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:09 PM
From the msnews.microsoft.com ( microsoft.public.fr.windowsxp )

> Bonsoir *TLM*
>
> http://micro.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-microsoft-supportera-xp-jusqu-en-2014-2209.html
>
> Dans ce cas, on a le temps de voir venir !
>
> --
> Cordialement
> GREENHORN
>
>
Rassurez vous il n'arrêtera pas de fonctionner en 2014.
Didier MVP


==> don't be afraid, it won't be stopped in 2014

WebGizmos
Reply #7 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:10 PM
Its not a matter of resistance to change...its a matter of why fix it if it ain't broken. They finally get all the patches and fixes done and then put out another one to fix and patch? Its a matter of greed!
Wizard1956
Reply #8 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:14 PM
And with the right software, XP can become more secure than Vista.


With Vista all I needed was a good AV,it must have come with the 'right' software already.
What will be the future of PCs without XP?


Tube type amps sound better than solid state,LP's have better sound dynamics than a CD.Beta was superior to VHS.They got replaced.(yes,I'm that old)
Something will replace XP.We're expected to "forget" the way things were.
As for me, I'd just like the future to be easier,faster,safer and cheaper.What OS I go there with isn't that important.
CarGuy1
Reply #9 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:21 PM
Beta was superior to VHS.


I still have a beta player and believe it or not, it still works. I keep it around for the grand kids to use.
Pixeleo
Reply #10 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:31 PM
Ok, what's a beta player?

PuterDudeJim
Reply #11 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:43 PM
XP needed to go, we cannot be relying on an ancient OS in 2030.


While this may or may not be true, Vista does suck in many ways. The only thing I like about Vista is that it is pretty. And we all know we can make XP just as pretty as Vista! Vista reminds me of when MS released ME, It just wasn't ready. Vista is not ready for the public. My biggest peeve with Vista is that you are never really an admin. There are some things on a Vista PC that you just cannot access, no matter what. I have had some training in the computer field and only lack my A++ exam. I should be able to access ANYTHING on my computer! After all, it is mine.
PuterDudeJim
Reply #12 Monday, July 7, 2008 5:44 PM
In the gutter? I hope not


Where Vista belongs. lol
PurrBall
Reply #13 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:04 PM
What I don't get is support stopping in 2014-- that would be (literally) like just now stopping support for Windows95.
Pixeleo
Reply #14 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:04 PM
Yeah...about ME...I got this from Microsoft's website:

We've spent more than a year consulting with our customers and industry partners to ensure that we're doing the right thing. We understand that not everyone may agree with our decision—just as not everyone was happy to see Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME retire (OK, perhaps not ME).


Microsoft's page on Windows XP's future.




Philly0381
Reply #15 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:24 PM
Okay, from the for what it's worth department, just received my August 2008 issue of Windows XP: The Official Magazine. On page 9 is a short artical under News In Brief:

EXTENDED WINDOWS

Microsoft has again extended the life of Windows XP by allowing it to be supplied on budget desktop PCs. The operating system was due to be axed on 30 June 2008 but was reprived to stop rival operating systems moving into budget markets where PCs are too slow to run Windows Vista. This move comes a month after Microsoft allowed Windows XP to be included on ultra-mobile laptops until 2010.


The publisher (Future Publications Limited) is apparently the only one licensed to put out an official magazine for Windows. I haven't gone to the Microsoft site to try and verify the info.

I guess you take this and put it with the recent Windows 7 news releases and start trying to figure out what just is Microsoft up to.   

EDIT: Maybe I was a little slow here with this reply and maybe the right hand doesn't know what the left is doing at Microsoft.   
Wizard1956
Reply #16 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:44 PM
budget markets where PCs are too slow to run Windows Vista.


Good grief! How cheap would that be? $49.95? I only paid $299+tax for this new HP w/o monitor with an AMD64,120Gb HDD and DVD with Lightscribe.Oh yeah,and Vista Home Basic.
Buy the software,get the PC free!
pm41
Reply #17 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:48 PM

XP is still good for developers, OS modders (like good 'ol Mr. Windows X), and older computers.




Now that computers have gotten faster (and more complex for that matter), we need something new. I have moved on to Vista pretty well. (My only problem is my scanner, but it's to be expected since its from sometime around 1999-2001.) XP is good, and it will remain so for a few more years.

Philly0381
Reply #18 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:52 PM
I would like to point out that I did a quite search of Microsoft pages and could not find anything confirming the artical that was published in the magazine identifed in reply #15.

But then it was a subscriber issue for August and it's only July. I wonder if anyone really knows what is going on at Microsoft.   
PurrBall
Reply #19 Monday, July 7, 2008 6:52 PM
Yeah...about ME...I got this from Microsoft's website:We've spent more than a year consulting with our customers and industry partners to ensure that we're doing the right thing. We understand that not everyone may agree with our decision—just as not everyone was happy to see Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME retire (OK, perhaps not ME).Microsoft's page on Windows XP's future.


My favorite part of the page
eieio
Reply #20 Monday, July 7, 2008 7:42 PM
Ok, what's a beta player?


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