Windows XP Out & Windows Vista In
Pushing Out Windows XP : Most of the XP users were trying make XP look like vista by simply Giving vista theme for xp computer. This was delaying the Vista penetration. Microsoft thought of another Way of Popularizing
Vista. It is quite natural thing that, old things should
make a way, when new things arrive. But, if the old
product is working feasibly, relatively well then customers do not like to go ahead with
the new product. In this case, the market expects the
The Shocking news: Vista vs XP
Microsoft softly announced this shocking news, in
which it announced that, it is going to discontinue
the sales of Windows XP at the end of January 2008.
This means there will be no license issued for major
hardware corporates such as Dell, HP, HCL, and Toshiba,
etc. to market the sales of Windows XP. These hardware
corporates have now, the only choice to install Windows
Vista in their customer’s PC. In spite of the
popularity among Windows users, Microsoft is taking
this harsh step, and will focus its mind on marketing
the new Windows operating system, Windows Vista, which
has gained less popularity among its users, from the
date of its release. Microsoft already discontinued
support for xp. What are you waiting for? It’s
time to switch to Vista.
XP to Vista, Making Vista the default OS
The move will enable Microsoft to make Windows Vista,
a default operating system, despite the fact that, Vista
facing major problems with the performance and compatibility.
Vista’s Performance: Vista and XP comparison
Users community is not satisfied with Vista’s
performance and complains that, it takes too long to
start or shutdown. Certain applications take too long
time to get loaded into memory and get started. Certain
features are new, but, they turn their heat on unnecessary
expenditure, by making people to go for hardware upgrades.
What will be affected?
Mainly the OEM versions will be affected, some sources
from Microsoft said. Among various editions of Windows
XP, the most affected are, Professional, Home, Tablet
PC, Professional 64x and Media Center editions. It is
found that most of the Windows users have Windows XP
in their home PC’s. Some says that, retail versions
of all Windows XP may also get infected by this new
life cycle syndrome of Microsoft, which has to be cured
by the patients instead of doctor!
Windows Vista seems to be feature rich operating system.
But, what it eats is, so much of PC’s resources.
Windows Vista needs a high configuration system to run.
It cannot run on your old horse. Microsoft is thus,
forcing the customers to go for high end systems, by
putting a forceful full stop for the sales of Windows
XP. This makes PC users to move from Windows Platform
towards Linux platform, which is softer in hardware
The next thing you expect is that, when will Microsoft
stops releasing the updates to Windows XP. You may get
Windows XP Service Pack 3 released as per the earlier
news. But, that does not mean that, one will be getting
updates for longer period. You can expect now, that,
updates will be made available only till 2010 or at
the most 2012.
However, Techtree.com has reported that, one can enjoy
security updates, normally till 2009. This means there
will be no updates will be provided, unless the user
has paid for an "extended hot fix" agreement,
which too, till 2014.
Windows Vista may have better edge over Windows XP
in terms of features it includes. But, that does not
make any difference to ordinary users. Windows Vista
requires higher configuration to run. The actual point
lies in that. It is the battle between money and features.
So, one cannot say anything now. But, one thing is sure.
Through Windows Vista, Microsoft is slowly loosing popularity
among various users. Therefore, it is a time for Microsoft
to decide whether they need to keep the momentum that
they had earned before or they simply want users to move from XP to Vista
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