XP - will it be replaced soon?

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  1. mushroom

    mushroom Super Kustomer

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    XP seems to have been going for a few years now, anyone know if it's due to be superceded?
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF Kool KuKumber

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    Vista - Autumn I believe
     
  3. BadNoddy

    BadNoddy www.eteknix.com

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    Longhorn, sorry Windows Vista is due for launch. I'd reccommend sticking with good ol' Windows XP though until we are forced to buy it.
     
  4. TheFallenAngel

    TheFallenAngel Super Kustomer

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    Nevermind XP...

    The question is when will intel drop 'Pentium 4' they milked that for as much as they could.
     
  5. mushroom

    mushroom Super Kustomer

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    Why? Do you think Vista will be dodgy?

    Vista is a pretty dull name, could they not think of something more interesting?
     
  6. Zozart

    Zozart used to be splaty

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    "Windows V" has a nice ring to it.

    As far as I know there isn't anything to suggest that Vista will be dodgy, but going on past experiences with Windows releases it's possible that it'll have some teething trouble.

    Then again, I was an early adopter of Windows XP and it didn't do me any harm. I'll be jumping on the Vista bandwagon as soon as I see it in stores. If it all goes pear-shaped you can always revert back to XP.
     
  7. TheFallenAngel

    TheFallenAngel Super Kustomer

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    They could make it even more confusing by calling it WindowsXT
     
  8. Big Adam

    Big Adam Super Moderator

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    I've read that you can softmod Windows 98 to XT speeds. Makes your internet faster too.
     
  9. -M-uuhh

    -M-uuhh I Got Wii! :)

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    omg! What kind of cooling do you need????!
     
  10. TheFallenAngel

    TheFallenAngel Super Kustomer

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    An Artic silencer for when it makes that annoying beep when it goes into reverse.
     
  11. tremble

    tremble PC Wrecker

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    XP home users might be 'forced' to make the change sooner than they want...

    link
     
  12. DarkEntity

    DarkEntity Im Skint, Bugger Off

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    My laptop wont be going anywhere near Vista/Longhorn/V what ever they end up calling it until at least a years worth of bugs have been patched, fixed, over looked etc
     
  13. Slamdog

    Slamdog Un-Banned!

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    only a years worth? blimey... I would want them to fix a fair bit more than that seeing as they have been working on it for a lot longer...

    at least I get my copies for very little money... you have to love the ms partner program!
     
  14. tremble

    tremble PC Wrecker

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    I get mine for free :D, you gotta love the academic program too :rolleyes:
     
  15. -M-uuhh

    -M-uuhh I Got Wii! :)

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    that was what was goign to ahppen with Win98, but they continued to support it for a lot longer.
     
  16. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    with windows 2000 they went up to SP4 and it is still used a lot by pros. thats me buggered then i have 3 computers on XP home (family). Why can't i get the updates :( . I should be ok cos i just got SP2 and thats it.

    Personally i will not be getting Longhorn (i will cool it that cos i think its better) until it is required by games i really want because it will give me less resorces for the games the use.
     
  17. movinginthedark

    movinginthedark Trogdor...

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    Hmmm...I will consider upgrading to it - Windows XP Home and Pro were only 1 year in the making, when they were reased MS were churning out patches almost every day to counter bugs and fixes. This has been 4 years so I would have hoped they would have learned there lesson.
    Also, this version of the MS OS will have RAID support so say good bye to A:\'s once and for all. I think they will go the way of the tape and zip drives...
    The screenshots for vista are interesting also:
    http://www.nnm.ru/imagez/gallery/newz/windows_vista-1130432490_i_6261_full.jpg
    Just looks like an alternate theme to XP. But its supposed to be authentic??

    And something to make you laugh:
    http://www.glop.org/blog/uploaded_images/windows-vista-activation-775158.jpg
    Good ol' microsoft.

    Anywho, it should be interested to see when it is released, I think it is due for early 2007UK was the last I heard?!
     
  18. TheFallenAngel

    TheFallenAngel Super Kustomer

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    I've never had a problem with XP. Has always ran fine for me.
     
  19. Euphoria

    Euphoria The music dude!

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    I was a bit hasty with XP to start! Too different from 2000 but now I gota admit I do love it! Not had any serious problems with it. MS will support it for a good few years yet I should think.
     
  20. hylian_231

    hylian_231 lonely..

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    Apperently there will be a different version of Vista for gamers, I cant remember what its called but I think its Vista Professional, instead of having to close all the programs on the taskbar you can shut them all down at the same time, so that the processor and memory is devoted to the game making it run better. Thats what I heard