Hate Vista? Join new campaign to save Windows XP from retirement
Posted by wholeenchilada on January 17, 2008
So Microsoft, which had planned to stop selling Windows XP to users and computer manufacturers late last year extended that date until June 30th of this year. But something tells us that if Microsoft follows through on this promise, there’s going to be a huge market for used copies of Windows XP.
That’s why we’re happy to see that InfoWorld has launched a “Save XP” campaign. The goal is to get as many people as possible to sign an online petition. Your names, but not your email addresses will be sent to Microsoft in an attempt to change the company’s mind.
On January 14th this was posted at the Save XP site:
Join the 21,572 people so far (as of noon PT on Jan. 16) who have had signed our online petition to demand that Microsoft not stop OEM and shrinkwrapped sales of Windows XP as planned on June 30, 2008, but instead keep it available indefinitely.
Which was quickly followed by this more detailed post – Save Windows XP! The clock is ticking:
Microsoft plans to end most sales of Windows XP on June 30, despite a deep reluctance by many business and individuals about moving to Vista. InfoWorld believes such an expensive, time-consuming shift with problematic benefits should not be forced on Windows users, so we have decided to rally XP users to demand that XP be kept available.
I knew XP had quite a loyal user base and that Vista was suffering from lack of adoption – a lot of businesses were said to be bypassing Vista, using the more stable XP until the next operating system from Microsft launched. I find it interesting that folks are so passionate about not moving to Vista that they are organizing movements to encourage MS from putting XP to rest.
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