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Intel Co. Wont Switch to Vista.Ever.

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Metamorphic

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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/06/23/intel-dumps-vista

ACCORDING TO A memo circulating a few weeks ago, it looks like Intel is taking a wise decision and avoiding the Broken OS entirely. Yes, Intel is not going to use Vista on its corporate machines... ever.
When a company as tech savvy as Intel, with full source code access and having written several large chunks of the OS, says get stuffed, you know you have a problem. Well, everyone knows MS has a problem, but it is nice to see it codified in such a black and white way though. Reassuring, like a warm cup of tea, or a public kick to the corporate crown jewels.
 

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I'm not saying Vista is perfect, I have a license for it, and I'm not switching yet. However, they are just too dominant to not switch sometime. The ever makes me a little suspicous. Linux and MAC have their own problems as well.
 

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As I posted earlier I am stuck with Vista on my newest computer. Now that MS has stopped selling XP I will wait until Vista's replacement is marketed before I buy another new computer.

My favorite computer at present is a used machine running XP that I bought on E-bay for $30.
 

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I'm not saying Vista is perfect, I have a license for it, and I'm not switching yet. However, they are just too dominant to not switch sometime. The ever makes me a little suspicous. Linux and MAC have their own problems as well.
There is a strong probability Windows computers will drop below 90% market share this year. Yes, that is still a dominant position, but a significant milestone nonetheless. Like wise Internet Explorer is struggling to keep 75% of the market after in the mid-eighties. Microsoft is just lucky their Office efforts were not similar duds. It is only strong sales of Office that have prevented calls for Ballmer's head.
 

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I'm not saying Vista is perfect, I have a license for it, and I'm not switching yet. However, they are just too dominant to not switch sometime. The ever makes me a little suspicous. Linux and MAC have their own problems as well.

Windows 7 is expected to be released by 2009 or near January 2010 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Hang on to XP until then.
 

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Windows 7 is expected to be released by 2009 or near January 2010 in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Hang on to XP until then.
Which in microspeak means 2012. :new_all_coholic:
 

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Microsoft is just lucky their Office efforts were not similar duds. It is only strong sales of Office that have prevented calls for Ballmer's head.

I think it's coming too. I downloaded openoffice. It seems to be a little slow to open but otherwise it's fine. I'll never pay for MS office again. (I hope)
 

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I'm still using Office 97 on XP. No way in hell am I going to rebuy several copies of Office for Vista.
 

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I think it's coming too. I downloaded openoffice. It seems to be a little slow to open but otherwise it's fine. I'll never pay for MS office again. (I hope)

Does the open office version of excel do pivot charts?
 
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