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    News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Only security fixes from now on.
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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    I can't see Microsoft abandoning Windows XP as it still generates a bit of revenue for them. Vista on the other probably doesn't and hasn't for a while.

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    AdiĆ³s Vista, we barely knew ye and, frankly, we didn't really want to.

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    I liked Vista.

    *sniff*

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    I can't see Microsoft abandoning Windows XP as it still generates a bit of revenue for them. Vista on the other probably doesn't and hasn't for a while.
    Eh? This article is about mainstream support, which Microsoft ceased for XP (SP3) back in 2009. Extended support for XP is scheduled to end in 2014, so presumably Vista's support will end a few years after that. They're treating both OS's the exact same way.

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    they should just give people a win 7 upgrade really

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    they should just give people a win 7 upgrade really
    why? i paid for the copies of win7 we have in my house - so why should people not get it for free?

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    they should just give people a win 7 upgrade really
    ..or not

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    I will admit, I agree Windows XP is still a vital part in both home and commercial habitats, 90% of the work I get given is work on XP machines, the look on customers faces when you tell them they will soon need to update their machines. Now when I tell the Vista customers there going to have a fit.

    On the plus side, invokes more work to update their machines to 7

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Well you can't expect them to support it forever. It was released in 2001 so ending support in 2014 seems pretty generous. Also, what developer wants to continue working on ancient technology when there are new and shiny toys begging for their attention.

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Recent got given an old Vista laptop and used the OS for the first time since about a month after windows 7 came out. Its not as bad as I remember - Its just very RAM hungry and slow to startup. Give it enough RAM and remove any bloatware (as I've done) and it seems ok. Still rather have Win7 though (which it'll have once I've removed my sisters data)!
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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Quote Originally Posted by krazy_olie View Post
    they should just give people a win 7 upgrade really
    I'd like that, but in the real world I'll just carry on using Vista.

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Vista was "Windows Millenium Edition" for the new millenium!

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    I can't see Microsoft abandoning Windows XP as it still generates a bit of revenue for them. Vista on the other probably doesn't and hasn't for a while.
    They wont be abandoning it completely. Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems is supported until 2016. It is exactly the same as the standard edition of Windows XP Pro and dont believe they would know which version you are using for the simple reason the keys for XP Pro work on XP Pro for Embedded systems and vice versa.
    So I can still see updates coming through for the original version of XP Pro for some time yet.

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    Re: News - Microsoft ends mainstream support for Windows Vista today

    Vista sucks, no matter if they update it or not...

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