Dismiss Notice
You are browsing this site as a guest. It takes 2 minutes to CREATE AN ACCOUNT and less than 1 minute to LOGIN

Microsoft Once Again Tells Businesses That the Party is Over for Windows XP

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Mtazamaji, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Mtazamaji

    Mtazamaji JF-Expert Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Messages: 5,972
    Likes Received: 28
    Trophy Points: 0
    Windows 7 has been a big hit for Microsoft, although it wasn't too hard to improve upon the bad reputation that its Windows Vista predecessor received. On top of that, Microsoft has earned a lot of kudos for the preview builds of it next operating system, Windows 8.

    So why are we still talking about Windows XP? Despite being released a decade ago, a lot of companies are still running the operating system. Many businesses were so soured on Windows Vista that they decided to stick with XP. Even Windows 7 wasn't enough to get many businesses to upgrade (be it the issue of cost, or the issue compatibility with legacy programs).

    It also didn't help that Microsoft decided to break its own rule of ending support for its operating systems after ten years for Windows XP -- the company extended support for the operating system until 2014. By that time, Garner expects that 75 percent of corporate PCs will be 64-bit capable.

    Now, Microsoft is telling businesses that the party is over and it's time to start working on a replacement plan. "So for all those companies that have the old products that haven't quite started the refresh, guess what? This has been a great product, XP has been a wonderful product; great TCO has been given," said Microsoft COO Kevin Turner. "It's now time for it to go."

    Windows XP won't be getting another stay of execution. "We're basically giving it a time of death stamp," Turner added.
    Perhaps businesses still running XP should see about downloading a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview and prepare for the future

    Habari hii imeletwa kwa hisani ya DAILYTECH
  2. Cestus

    Cestus JF-Expert Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Messages: 1,001
    Likes Received: 4
    Trophy Points: 0
    windows xp can run on 600MHz,128 RAM,! Am ol for new tech n all,bt XP wnt have any replacement!!
  3. kinja

    kinja Senior Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Joined: Oct 10, 2010
    Messages: 199
    Likes Received: 5
    Trophy Points: 35
    In fact I still appreciate windows xp on basis of other application software, I uninstalled windows 7 because of compatibility issues
  4. Mtazamaji

    Mtazamaji JF-Expert Member

    Sep 18, 2011
    Joined: Feb 29, 2008
    Messages: 5,972
    Likes Received: 28
    Trophy Points: 0
    Mimi binafsi nilipanga nitauprage kutoka "madirisha XP" kwenda "madirisha 7" mwezi June mwaka huu lakini mpaka leo nina windows XP pamoja na ubuntu.

    Uko sahihi mkuu
    Naona microsoft wameshakusanya pesa utoa kwa end user sasa wanataa kukusanya pesa za upgrage kutoka kwenye makampuni. makampunina ofisi nyingi hasa za za huko mbele hawafanyi upgrade tu kwa kuwa imetoka . Sasa naona Microsoft wanata kusawazisha kutunisha balance sheet zao ili wenye makapuni na ofisi zifnye upgrade
  5. matwi

    matwi JF-Expert Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Joined: Sep 2, 2009
    Messages: 276
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 33
    na hii ndio itakua factor ya watu kuanzatumia open source software kwa wale wenye p3,512RAM na kushuka chini
  6. JuaKali

    JuaKali JF-Expert Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Messages: 783
    Likes Received: 0
    Trophy Points: 33
    Tunakoelekea P3 ni kujiongezea matatizo. Kwa vile nilivyoiona Windows 8 Developer Preview Naona jamaa wameamua kukata mzizi wa fitina.
  7. f

    flexyps Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Joined: Jul 28, 2011
    Messages: 40
    Likes Received: 1
    Trophy Points: 15