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From: Neal Underwood <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Vista
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 19:10:35 -0600
Microsoft announced in June of 2008 that it is extending support of Windows
XP through 2014. See:
InformationWeek reports after that announcement that: "Microsoft may have
little choice but to support Windows XP for an extended period, given that
the majority of its large business customers have not upgraded their
personal computers and laptops to the newer, Windows Vista operating system.
Many companies have balked at Vista's cost, resource requirements, and lack
of compatibility with older applications."
The above official MS letter states that the replacement for Vista,
"Windows 7," will be delivered "approximately 3 years after the January
2007 general availability launch date of Windows Vista." Speculation is
abundant as to the exact nature of "Windows 7" and whether it may actually
be released as early as September 2009.
At 01:41 PM 12/16/08 -0700, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 15:32:49 EST
>Subject: Re: [APG] Vista
>To: , ,
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>Ambiguous to say the least. MS is ALWAYS working on a new version of Windows
>-- so that isn't news. Perhaps those who either tried to upgrade OLD
>computers and peripherals to run with VISTA and/or those who went to VISTA
>first came out (before Service Pack 1 was released) are the source of all
>negative VISTA stories. I don't know of too many VISTA users who have
>Pack 1 installed and who keep current with updates who don't like
>VISTA--provided, of course, at least 3 or 4 GIGs RAM is installed. VISTA
>is a memory
>Personally, I would be a bit more apprehensive to have XP installed on a NEW
>system when support for XP will be terminated before long than I would be
>about learning to use VISTA with Service Pack 1. It isn't all THAT different
>from XP once you change a few of the menus to "classic mode." VISTA handles
>graphics and animation far more seamlessly than XP ever did.
>In a message dated 12/16/2008 3:22:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>Well now, this is ambiguous news! I just bought a new computer that has
>Vista pre-installed. In fact, my son hooked it all up last night and so
>I've only had a few hours "getting to know you." So far no problems - and I
>haven't found anything I don't actually like, just a few things I have learn
>to do slightly different. It helps that I have a "live in" techy (my son)
>so he has been guiding me along and is currently transferring everything
>from my old XP machine.