View Full Version : Vista Resisters...MS to continue XP

09-28-2007, 11:16 AM
Who would have thought? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


09-28-2007, 11:16 AM
Who would have thought? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


09-28-2007, 11:23 AM
i think its pretty obvius?
if they dumped XP now they would loose a huge amount of income,
and custumers

09-28-2007, 01:10 PM
The kicker is.. I bet they wont reduce the price one cent.

09-28-2007, 01:17 PM
I cant remember where i read it, but toshiba (i think) was sending XP Disks along with there new laptops (already loaded with vista) because of all the problems.


09-28-2007, 01:23 PM
Most all of us will be using Vista someday. But being the procrastinator that I am, (they brought me screaming and kicking from DOS) I doubt my crossover will be anytime soon.


09-28-2007, 01:47 PM
Vista resister - that's very catchy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

You have to wonder just how well the V would have sold to the general public if it wasn't for the big manufacturers forcing the change. Poorly I suspect.

It's quite different from the '98 to XP shift. I was really pleased to change from have-a-crash-a-day 98 to the finally stable XP platform (ignoring the execrable 98 Millennium Edition). I'm much less enthusiastic this time around. I have a well-running rig which does everything IL2 just fine, and eats up the more mundane, every day tasks. I'm not afflicted by bots & virii, I don't suffer from crashes or data corruption, and I can manage all the maintenance necessary. I run a 4-machine LAN including a server that runs 24/7 for months without re-booting. To me, Vista is more about Microsoft's survival than enhancing the customer experience.

That last is fair enough (or normal anyway) I suppose. MS needs to survive. And if people are happy to exchange their big, shiny thing for another big, shiny thing just because one BST is marginally bigger, shinier and newer than the old one, well that's consumerism. I just can't help disliking this idea of built-in obsolescence that gets bandied about come launch time.

B - VR http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

09-28-2007, 02:45 PM
I think, Windows Vista is a hint that Microsoft will crash someday in the market. Its a slow process.

The problem with Linux community is they blunder about trying to make a professional "business" or "server" operating system. If Linux were to focus on gaming and customer enjoyment at home first (emil, teh internets, etc...), then there will be a stampede into Linux. Panic flight to quality. Vista be gone. The End Of Microsoft As We Know It (TEOMAWKI).

09-28-2007, 03:37 PM
I think I will have to be dragged kicking and screaming to Vista.If I don't need it for SoW or KoTs then I don't need it.

09-28-2007, 04:07 PM
well guys i was playing IL2 on ubuntu http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif and i am hoping toget 1946 to work aswell, I Hope XP will be the last MS product i have to use...but i fear that the patent issue will keep MS around alot longer http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif


09-28-2007, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">.MS to continue XP </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


09-28-2007, 04:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LEXX_Luthor:
I think, Windows Vista is a hint that Microsoft will crash someday in the market. Its a slow process. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yep I agree and allot of other people do too. Microsoft is too big for itself and its slowly sliding. It may take a while yet but it will happen.

What I think needs to happen is widespread support for Linux and games. Mostly everything else is already there. Once gaming gets in there then you'll have a shift of the PC gamers to Linux...seems sort of self centered but PC gaming still tends to drive a significant market and more importantly its also a relatively outspoken group that tend to inform the decision making of other people.

Time...just need a little more time and I think we'll see MS start to really go downhill and the switch will occur.

09-28-2007, 04:39 PM
Vista sucks


but it plays '46 just fine

09-28-2007, 06:46 PM
Vista Sucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNZVbIJ1Erk).. thats what I hear... Vista (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Vista+Sucks&search=Search)

09-28-2007, 06:50 PM
thanks Bearcat - I have sent that to everyone I know...ow my sides

09-28-2007, 09:05 PM
I traditionally am always one MS-OS behind. About the time Windows XP came out, I was just switching over to Windows 98. I went to Windows 95 about the time 98 came out and by the way, wisely skipped Windows ME!!! Now that Vista is coming out, I'm just now switching to XP!! Although I have been intimately familiar with XP for a long time, because I have built a few PCs for other people that I put XP on.

To tell you the truth, this has worked out very well for me and I rarely have any trouble due to the outdated OSs I have. I was installing very up to date software of all types on Win98 up until this spring and used it for web browsing and was able to enjoy all the latest multimedia about 98% of the time. I still play our beloved sim on Win98 with no hitches........This will change soon though, as I am buying or building a new PC soon. And it will have WinXP and Vista on it, using two separate hard drives mounted in mobile racks.