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Windows 7: Slow Death for Windows Vista - Packaged Software End of Sales Reached

04 Dec 2010   #1
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 
Slow Death for Windows Vista - Packaged Software End of Sales Reached

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October 22nd, 2010 was a non-event for Windows Vista, with Microsoft busy celebrating the 1 year anniversary of Windows 7.

But fact is that the date marked an important milestone for the successor of Windows XP, namely Packaged Software End of Sales.

As of October 22, per the new lifecycle changes introduced by the Redmond company, sales of boxed versions of Vista were discontinued, almost three years after the OS hit store shelves.

Nobody noticed, and furthermore, there’s hardly anyone fighting the software giant on the decision to stop selling Vista, as they did for Windows XP.

By comparison, XP was available for purchase from December 31, 2001 to June 30, 2008, almost 7 years, and more than double compared to Vista.

In fact, customers were still able to buy new OEM PCs preinstalled with Windows XP as of October 22nd, 2010.
Slow Death for Windows Vista - Packaged Software End of Sales Reached in October - Softpedia


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04 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I still think Vista was the much better OS. Vista ran fine on my system while i had heaps of problem with XP. Vista is by far the most underrated OS of all time, half the people who bag it out have never even tried it.
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04 Dec 2010   #3

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
I still think Vista was the much better OS. Vista ran fine on my system while i had heaps of problem with XP. Vista is by far the most underrated OS of all time, half the people who bag it out have never even tried it.
+1 Vista always ran fine for me. My first Vista machine was a Dell that came with XP installed but qualified for Vista upgrade. This was before I understood about clean installs so I just upgraded from XP to Vista and it still ran great.
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04 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As much as Vista was hated undeservedly for the most part, I think its legacy is shown in the fact that it formed the basis for Windows 7 and what a great OS with great reception it turned out to be.

I personally really liked Vista and preferred it to XP as it was more stable and was actually the first (and so far only) release of Windows (at least for me) where I did not have to change the theme on it at all as I thought the out of the box experience was perfect.
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04 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

A lot of people forgot/didn't see how XP was when that was first released. It was in a hell of a lot worse position than Vista was. Vista did receive a lot of bad rep from people who'd never tried it. My Mum even turned around to me one day and said Vista is rubbish and I knew for a fact she's never tried it and only uses her laptop to check emails and Facebook.
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04 Dec 2010   #6

7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by si8mon View Post
I still think Vista was the much better OS. Vista ran fine on my system while i had heaps of problem with XP. Vista is by far the most underrated OS of all time, half the people who bag it out have never even tried it.

Ditto. I had heard so much negative stuff about it I was really leery when I replaced my computer and it had Vista on it. It wasn't even close to being the dog I had heard.
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04 Dec 2010   #7
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is too bad. Vista is such a fine system. I really like it and still use it at times now.
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04 Dec 2010   #8
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That is too bad. Vista is such a fine system. I really like it and still use it at times now.
Agreed.
I still use my Vista Ultimate 64-bit....
It's one of my favorite OS's.
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04 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I really liked Vista, and still do, and probably will go back to it at some point as I have too many issues with Windows 7. Was stable enough to run on my laptop
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04 Dec 2010   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Vista did receive a lot of bad rep from people who'd never tried it. My Mum even turned around to me one day and said Vista is rubbish and I knew for a fact she's never tried it
heh heh - my Dad (who is the antithesis of a technically minded individual and who had never used Vista himself) came home from work one day and begun to speak with absolute authority on how bad Vista was.

His source of authority stemmed from "the blokes at work who know a lot about computers" who said that it was rubbish.

After informing him that he should stop listening to those "self proclaimed experts" I promptly wiped his XP and installed Vista.

About a week later, I asked him how he found using Vista. Unsurprisingly, he had no problems and actually liked it
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