Microsoft To Windows Xp: Please Die, Already
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:15 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:30 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:40 PM
Some would still be running MS DOS if it were still around.
However if Microsoft would make Windows more affordable to the average user, people would change more often.
To expect people to pay $100 or more every time out is just absurd. If they charged only $25 for each upgrade, more people would switch over quicker.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:47 PM
While I can ignore the pink stilettos (as a hefty guy may look a bit daft in them anyway) the chart leaves me cold:
I don't trust the cloud - much prefer HDD,
I still prefer to meet in person whenever possible - otherwise a phone call will do,
I never used chat - and consider "social networking" to be a similar waste of time.
So apart from being grateful to see the back of dial-up, where is the beef?
I bet the woman has a fancy degree in marketing or similar, to come up with that stupid ad!
As JSamuel implies - I don't need to "upgrade": I prefer to make myself rich rather than Microsoft!
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:52 PM
I love 7 and the transition from XP to 7 was as easy as any transition I've seen yet, but of course, I made the change when I dumped my old computer.
Apparently, a lot of folks don't want new hardware, although it's hard to see why.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:54 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:58 PM
You are smarter than I was. I upgraded to 7, which in and of itself seems to be a fine and stable operating system. The only problem was that I had a boatload of installed software that just went "poof" during the upgrade. Huge pain in the ass to reinstall a few programs I still had discs for. As for anything I bought via download, I was screwed. (Yes, I did try to follow the recommended procedure for protecting xp software--but it didn't work.) My advice: if you absolutely must have 7, get someone who really knows what they are doing to assist you in the upgrade... If I find a time machine, I will not upgrade to 7 again...
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:06 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:15 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:18 PM
For the cost of upgrading both Windows and MS Office I could buy a new computer.
Sorry MS, I have far more important things to spend money on than to upgrade a perfectly adequate OS.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:21 PM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:37 PM
I gotta agree with ya on this one. I'm running XP at home and still using MS Office 2003. Hey, if it ain't broke why fix it? At work I'm stuck using W7 with the latest MS Office and I have to admit I only whelmed by W7 and I hate the latest version of Office. I have no motivation to change.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:41 PM
Microsoft clearly doesn't get it. The typical 'Windows user' in any part of the world is really just a 'Windows software user', not a Windows geek. Most people fire up the OS to access the web browser or to run offline software, not to play around with the OS. Most of the time spent on a typical Windows computer is spent interacting with the GUI of the software you're running, not with the Windows GUI. So what's the point of changing the Windows GUI if it's of little or no importance to your daily routine? If I'm in my flight sim program or editing samples in my DAW or immersed in any one of my games, why the hell should I need to change the version of Windows running invisibly beneath these applications?
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:41 PM
'Some would still be running MS DOS if it were still around'.
What You Mean ?
When XP Came Into The Scene, The Hardware And Software Were DOS Backwards Compatible.
I Still Have A Dual Boot With DOS And XP.
I Use DOS Every FRIDAY To Do My Personal Accounting.
The Need For New Hardware Will Come Through The Browser.
When The Internet Demands New Browsers, And Those Browsers Demand New Hardware, That Is When, And Only When, People Will Have No Option Than Upgrade Their Hardware And OS.
M$ Already Tried That, By Making IE9 Not XP Compliant.
Nice Try, There Are A Lot Of Other Browser Fish In The Sea.
The Performance Of 5 Year Old Hardware Is Still Very Acceptable.
You Can Wait For Some More $$$ Of Mine, As Long As You Want, But Do Not Hold Your Breath.
Posted 25 October 2011 - 03:45 PM