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XP is still being sold you dumb shills

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Anonymous, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Flightless Bird

    I got a brochure from a consumer electronics chain store
    in my letter box.
    There are two netbooks (major brands) for sale with Windows XP.
    So tell me why Redmond should stop supporting XP!
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Anonymous wrote:
    > I got a brochure from a consumer electronics chain store
    > in my letter box.
    > There are two netbooks (major brands) for sale with Windows XP.
    > So tell me why Redmond should stop supporting XP!


    First - they manufacture it/support it and they get to decide when it dies
    and posted said date many years ago anyway - April 2014. When you
    manufacture something, then you get to decide when you stop supporting it -
    not the entities that sell it nor the entities that purchase it - although
    both *may* sway you, that is not a requirement.

    Not to mention - April 2014 - c'mon, read that date again - it's July
    (almost August) 2010 - you have got another 3 years and 8 months of
    published support for Windows XP - who *cares* if someone (anyone) is still
    selling systems with Windows XP given that? Not exactly *news*, eh?
    Perhaps you did not KNOW the support end-date?

    So - just to make it clear *one more time*...

    April, 2014 - they will stop putting out updates for Windows XP with
    SP3.

    For those who want a more official quote than mine:
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?LN=en-gb&C2=1173

    Individually:
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3221
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3222
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=7023
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=7024
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3228
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=7801
    http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=8599

    For the future - might I suggest an Internet search engine? This
    question has been asked several times over the years - and answered in much
    the same manner as I have just done. Most - if not all - of those queries
    are still out on the Internet and many are indexed by the various Internet
    search engines.

    Now maybe you don't understand what "Extended Support" is... The table
    under #3 explains it...
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifepolicy

    Basically - you'll still get security updates, be able to browse the
    Knowledge Base articles and pay for further help (at ~$59/incident) if you
    need to. Not really all that different than it was last month.

    If you have not installed SP3 - I suggest you do so before 7/13/2010
    (uh oh!.) At that point - you may not be able to install updates onto the
    Windows XP operating system after that date if you do not already
    have SP3 (did I say "uh oh"? Yep - that date just passed recently.)

    So - if you have Windows XP (32-bit) with Service Pack 3 - you will
    continue to receive security updates from Microsoft (your OS is
    'supported') through April 2014 - 3 years and 8 months from today.
    Therefore - if some manufacturer decided to continue selling systems
    with Windows XP right now, that is their choice and not an
    unsupported one. It just may be a poor choice by consumers to grab
    such a system and expect hardware *beyond* the system itself
    to be supported in the future by other manufacturers in the
    antiquated OS. ;-)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:49v256d8qm7i37i32tcnm33i2ct4fksdeq@4ax.com,
    Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP] <.@.> typed:
    >> I got a brochure from a consumer electronics chain store
    >> in my letter box.
    >> There are two netbooks (major brands) for sale with
    >> Windows XP. So tell me why Redmond should stop supporting
    >> XP!

    >
    > I did read a news blurb that, yet again, XP sales for OEMs
    > has been extended a bit longer. It must still be making
    > them money so why not.
    >
    > - Thee Chicago Wolf [MVP]


    IMO:
    Vista sales have dropped to a drbble and most people have discovered win7 is
    nothing but Vista with shiny new paint job, so it's sales aren't escalating
    as expected. MS released a better OS in XP than they intended to, and people
    aren't as dumb as they used to be. XP will live a long time after 2014. And
    as always, it'll still get critical updates well after 2014, same as 2000
    (got one last month), 98 (but it's pretty stable now).
    Update SP2 to SP3 and you get auto services until 2014. But that has
    nothing to do with the viability of the OS; MS can't shut it out by
    obsolescences like they did with 3.1, 95 and 98.
    In reality, there is little to worry about unless/until MS finds a way to
    force it out of existance which will be hard for them to do.

    HTH,

    Twayne`
    H,

    Twayne`
     
  4. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Who said Microsoft has stopped supporting WinXP?

    Anonymous wrote:
    > I got a brochure from a consumer electronics chain store
    > in my letter box.
    > There are two netbooks (major brands) for sale with Windows XP.
    > So tell me why Redmond should stop supporting XP!
     
  5. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    In article <ucCZ8jzLLHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl>,
    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Who said Microsoft has stopped supporting WinXP?
    >


    I agree!
    Here is a good source of Windows XP COA's...
    http://tinyurl.com/2drz5kl
     
  6. Justin

    Justin Flightless Bird

    In article <#iTXs5tLLHA.760@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>,
    "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote:

    > Anonymous wrote:
    > > I got a brochure from a consumer electronics chain store
    > > in my letter box.
    > > There are two netbooks (major brands) for sale with Windows XP.
    > > So tell me why Redmond should stop supporting XP!

    >
    > First - they manufacture it/support it and they get to decide when it dies
    > and posted said date many years ago anyway - April 2014. When you
    > manufacture something, then you get to decide when you stop supporting it -
    > not the entities that sell it nor the entities that purchase it - although
    > both *may* sway you, that is not a requirement.
    >
    > Not to mention - April 2014 - c'mon, read that date again - it's July
    > (almost August) 2010 - you have got another 3 years and 8 months of
    > published support for Windows XP - who *cares* if someone (anyone) is still
    > selling systems with Windows XP given that? Not exactly *news*, eh?
    > Perhaps you did not KNOW the support end-date?


    Excellent!
    So I shouldn't be afraid to bid on this
    http://tinyurl.com/352zy49



    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
     

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