Quote: Originally Posted by Kencelot
Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
Well, with the fact that they got the beta and the RC1 out there and people realized that it was a solid system and gave it good props...it doesn't surprise me that it is selling well.
That, and I think a lot of people are realizing that XP is getting long in the tooth, as it were.
Don't get me wrong here -- I LIKE Windows 7 -- but Windows XP still has plenty of life in it yet (and in some ways can be customized just as nice - or even better than Windows 7).
All sorts of reasons why I'm not giving up entirely on XP (or W2K3 server -- essentially the same OS - actually XP is a single user version of W2K3 server) just yet -- probably not for at least another year or so .
I'm glad Windows 7 is a success -- Windows 7 is what VISTA should have been --but without VISTA I don't suppose we would have had Windows 7 so quick.
However to re-iterate - don't write off XP just yet.
Here's a customised W2K3 desktop -- XP / W2K3 doesn't have to look / behave old - and you can do it completely with standard functionality. Pic shown below.
I'm not an "Aero" lover myself BTW --if you want those types of desktops use a Linux distro - they have those effects in Spades.