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    I have Vista.. Never had any real problems yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoshi View Post
    I have Vista.. Never had any real problems yet.
    try some **** sites, and then tell use how it went

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    Quote Originally Posted by chulo_allen View Post
    try some **** sites, and then tell use how it went
    You mean its easier to get a adware? Yes, thats true. While i had XP i found around 20-30 "harmful" objects after Ad-Aware scan. Now with Vista i get around 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chulo_allen View Post
    are you sure? with the big hobla with Vista and its "vista capable" issues, and the majority of the companies now offering XP and Vista as an install option (after they found out how sucky Vista was) i didnt know they had another date out on a vista shift
    Yes the date was shifted. It was originally 31 Jan 2008, now its 30 June. Who's to say they won;t shift it again, I'm certainly hoping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiwi View Post
    Yes the date was shifted. It was originally 31 Jan 2008, now its 30 June. Who's to say they won;t shift it again, I'm certainly hoping.
    Bah, im sure the majority of the suppliers will have a XP install option (might have to search for it but once bitten twice shy - )

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    Microsoft won't be selling any further licenses after that date. Already, I can't (for example) buy Windows Server 2003 licenses, only Server 2008. I can downgrade my license to 2003 (with a lot of ever-appreciated paper work) for a while longer.

    When MS stop selling XP licenses to HP, Dell, Lenovo etc, the end of XP sales is in sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiwi View Post
    Microsoft won't be selling any further licenses after that date. Already, I can't (for example) buy Windows Server 2003 licenses, only Server 2008. I can downgrade my license to 2003 (with a lot of ever-appreciated paper work) for a while longer.

    When MS stop selling XP licenses to HP, Dell, Lenovo etc, the end of XP sales is in sight.
    Time to start stocking up then! lol.. i get the student special 10$ for a lot of different MS programs

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    I imagine support for XP will continue for quite some time to come, so if you have a legit copy, you will be sweet for at least 4-5 more years. Heck I was still running Windows 2000 on my main home 'puter until last year. But sooner or later, it will bite you in the bum. I had to go up to XP for the home machine as iTunes stopped supporting 2000 if you wanted to connect an iTouch. Office 2007 isn't supported either (no great loss there mind). Games always seem to want latest and greatest and if video card makers stop doing XP drivers in 4 years time, you won't be upgrading video cards.

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    More on the disappearance of XP as an option:

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...icleId=9070119

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    yup os's are only good for 6 years for microsoft, haha. kinda funny. I remember when XP first came out and everyone hated it. Now its vistas turn. It will get easier. But you can always use 64 bit xp which will stoll be supported for a while. Just gotta havee a 64 bit system.

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    Another article on the likely phasing out of XP sales.

    http://www.computerworld.com/action/...intsrc=hm_list

    Get used to the pain of Vista folks, because it's the future whether we want it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chulo_allen View Post
    try some **** sites, and then tell use how it went
    thats why i use a mac,


    but on a serous note
    at a hacking convetion i think last week, there was a competition on how fast someone can hack into an OS,
    OSX.5: less the 2:00
    Vista: 2 days because they used a Java bug
    Linux: it was possible but the hacker didnt want to spend the time on it

    the winners won $10k plus the laptop they hacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valkyries View Post
    thats why i use a mac,


    but on a serous note
    at a hacking convetion i think last week, there was a competition on how fast someone can hack into an OS,
    OSX.5: less the 2:00
    Vista: 2 days because they used a Java bug
    Linux: it was possible but the hacker didnt want to spend the time on it

    the winners won $10k plus the laptop they hacked.
    Yea, but the Mac was compromised because of a 0-day exploit in Safari IIRC. But I was impressed that neither the Vista box or the Linux box was compromised on the first day, they had to open the field a bit more on the second day to allow more features/services to be exposed.

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    Excellent (ish) news. Microsoft have decided to allow folks to sell XP Home Edition for Asus EEE machines and the like until 2010. XP Home is fairly bleh, but you can trick it into behaving like Pro if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKiwi View Post
    Excellent (ish) news. Microsoft have decided to allow folks to sell XP Home Edition for Asus EEE machines and the like until 2010. XP Home is fairly bleh, but you can trick it into behaving like Pro if you want.
    Someone the other day said you can dial it down to be less hungry on the resources, never tried, but is it as simple as that? Otherwise the EEE is a bit of a brick running XP.

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