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Microsoft Responds to 'Save XP' Petition

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  1. zekrahminator

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    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...
    Source: The Inquirer
     
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    Thank you Microsoft!:toast:
     
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    THANK YOU microsoft...


    .... i still hate you though...
     
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    Well now I want to get XP 64 instead of Vista 64.. seems I will never see DX10 lol
     
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    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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    Shall we petition them to make a dx 10 for XP?
     
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    That would be uber :D
     
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    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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    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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    Wow the system actually worked :toast:. Glad I signed.
     
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    [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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    Muhahahaha!! Awesome...
    So after all those childish, immature posting about XP has all come to not.
     
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    its about time Microsoft did something right...
     
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    Good deal, more XP for the masses!
     
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    i could careless what they do to XP
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    hm, note to self.
     
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    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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    right on candle lets make em port DX10 over to XP.... where do i sign.....:rockout:
     

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