On Wed, 17 Mar 2010 21:27:47 -0700, "Drew"
>Just because you are a relatively soon to be minority xp user, You refuse to
>move on to newer technology and yet you expect Microsoft to keep supporting
>your antique operating system. Does this really make sense or dollars for
>that fact? Should Ford keep building its edsel just because somebody liked
>it? Black & white television worked just fine but technology evolved and now
>we have High definition 1" thick flat screens. Where is the logic in your
>post. Xp was not a very good operating system and if you say it was then you
>really do not have much experience with it. When xp came out it had all
>kinds of problems and has had to be stuffed full of patches to the point of
>ridiculous yet it still has flaws. When does Microsoft say enough is enough
>and it is time to move forward? Oh wait they already did and maybe you
>should as well !
You're sadly misinformed. XP is not antique. First, MS is committed to
supporting it with security updates through 2014. Second, while it had
some initial holes, the service packs fixed most of those. The result
was a fairly stable and efficient OS. Vista, OTOH, was a loser. In
fact, it was such a loser that MS named SP3 for Vista "Win 7" just to
get rid of the association. Win7 is finally a moderately good platform
(as SP3 usually is), although it too needs some refinement.
Meanwhile the large majority of business users have stuck with XP.
While you and your home computer can run most any OS with little
impact on anyone's bottom line, most corporations are very cautious
about OS upgrades that will cause their business to fail. For that
reason, Vista has been adopted by almost no one... and Win7 is too new
to be of significance yet.
The last survey I saw (six months old now) showed Windows XP with over
70% of the market. Until Win7 gains acceptance (and after Vista, IT is
gun shy) XP will continue to be a significant player.
You should try looking outside your little world of home desktop use
and live in the real world.