Thursday, February 7th 2008

Microsoft Responds to 'Save XP' Petition

The folks over at Redmond are very serious when they say that they're trying to make Windows a product developed with a lot of user feedback. The 'Save XP' petition that we reported on yesterday got some recognition by Microsoft. Beating extreme improbabilities, and documenting one of the few times a petition actually does something, Microsoft acknowledged the users' concerns, and promised that fresh Windows XP licenses will be around as long as partners and customers feel like they need them. In the words of a Microsoft spokesperson...
We're aware of it, but are listening first and foremost to feedback we hear from partners and customers about what makes sense based on their needs. That's what informed our decision to extend the availability of XP initially, and what will continue to guide us.
Source: The Inquirer
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21 Comments on Microsoft Responds to 'Save XP' Petition

#1
erocker
Thank you Microsoft!:toast:
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#2
panchoman
Sold my stars!
THANK YOU microsoft...


.... i still hate you though...
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#3
ShadowFold
Well now I want to get XP 64 instead of Vista 64.. seems I will never see DX10 lol
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#4
keakar
all that says is they will still take your money, it never said they are going to continue supporting it.

hell, they will still sell you a copy of win98 with a fresh license but you dont see them supporting it.
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#5
strick94u
Shall we petition them to make a dx 10 for XP?
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#6
ShadowFold
by: strick94u
Shall we petition them to make a dx 10 for XP?
That would be uber :D
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#7
daboggeyman
It seems that if people will stick together we can get MS to listen. A small victory for all gamers no matter if they are XP or Vista users. This serves us all. :toast::rockout:
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#8
magibeg
Yea i'm pretty sure they are just going to keep selling it to you as long as theres demand but that doesn't mean they'll give any real support for it. Slowly but steadily most of you will bleed into vista. Just wait until futuremark releases a dx10 only benchmark :P
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#9
acperience7
Wow the system actually worked :toast:. Glad I signed.
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#10
daboggeyman
by: magibeg
Yea i'm pretty sure they are just going to keep selling it to you as long as theres demand but that doesn't mean they'll give any real support for it. Slowly but steadily most of you will bleed into vista. Just wait until futuremark releases a dx10 only benchmark :P
[most of you will bleed into vista]
This may be true and I even read that MS wouldn,t listen or pay any attention to that petition. But they did, so lets just let time tell the final story. I have Vista but prefer XP at this time. Maybe we can keep our prefered OS around till MS can get the Vista replacement OS ready for the delivery. :rockout:
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#11
EastCoasthandle
Muhahahaha!! Awesome...
So after all those childish, immature posting about XP has all come to not.
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#12
Ehstii
its about time Microsoft did something right...
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#13
Ravenas
Good deal, more XP for the masses!
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#14
Conti027
i could careless what they do to XP
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#15
surfsk8snow.jah
Agreed that all this means is they'll keep selling it. Keep improving/servicing it, unlikely. However, there really was no need for them to completely reinvent the wheel. And make it wobbly at that.
If Microsoft is smart, it will take user input as free consulting and run with it.
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#16
AddSub
fresh Windows XP licenses will be around as long as partners and customers feel like they need them.
Check it out, they are trying to sound like they are doing the "customers" a favor. What a way to save face on their part.

MS: Yeah, you can have all the XP licenses you can buy, we don't care.

Oh, I bet, especially considering what a smashing success Vista was.

They need all cash they can get at this point.
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#17
candle_86
by: keakar
all that says is they will still take your money, it never said they are going to continue supporting it.

hell, they will still sell you a copy of win98 with a fresh license but you dont see them supporting it.
oh no they won't i asked to buy a copy from them last year, said they are all out of stock on disc's and won't print one nor issue me a key.

now lets sign one to have the DX10 libary ported to XP
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#18
imperialreign
I'm holding out until MS fixes their friggin DirectSound non-existance issues with Vista -

plus a ton of other buggy stuff I keep helping my father fix.

I'll keep kicking it with XP until I see MS resolve those issues - perhaps they'll wisen up and reinstate them in the next version of WIN . . . (doubtful)
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surfsk8snow.jah
by: candle_86
oh no they won't i asked to buy a copy from them last year, said they are all out of stock on disc's and won't print one nor issue me a key.

now lets sign one to have the DX10 libary ported to XP
hm, note to self.
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#20
mdm-adph
We're aware of it, but are listening first and foremost to feedback we hear from partners and customers about what makes sense based on their needs. That's what informed our decision to extend the availability of XP initially, and what will continue to guide us.
Funny... I thought the people signing this petition were the customers.

Oh, no, that's right -- by "customers" they mean "shareholders." We, the users, are really the "product."
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#21
QuarterMain
by: candle_86
oh no they won't i asked to buy a copy from them last year, said they are all out of stock on disc's and won't print one nor issue me a key.

now lets sign one to have the DX10 libary ported to XP
right on candle lets make em port DX10 over to XP.... where do i sign.....:rockout:
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