June 25, 2008 Open Source 0

<a href=”http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/06/25/vole-extends-support-life-xp”>Microsoft extends support life of XP </a>

This is no news.  The 2014 expiration has been <a href=”http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/?p1=3223″ target=”_blank”>part of the plan for a long time</a>.  Look at the updated on page…2005.  unless the author has updated information this is nothing new.

I also have a huge issue with <a href=”http://www.twit.tv/148″ target=”_blank”>Leo Laporte and the Twit’s this week</a>.  About 32 minutes in Leo and the others say the Vista has a perception problem.  It’s not a perception problem.  Granted many of the folks who are trashing Vista are simply regurtitating  what others say.  I can tell you right now that Vista is a pig.  I have said it before <a href=”http://www.hescominsoon.com/?p=category/technical/windows/vista” target=”_blank”>elsewhere here</a>.  I have tried it on several so far..some old..some a couple years old and a couple brand new and Vista is a pig no matter what.  The Twit’s say it’s normal for the next generation to require more resources…true..but more than double?  Maybe for Microsoft. That’s insane.  I can install the current versions of Linux, put them on a 5 year old machine with less than half the resources, imitate the desktop aero effects AND EXCEED THEM plus run multimedia, office programs and various ofther programs AND STILL outrun xp and make Vista look like the slug it is.  Keep in mind Apple with OSX has been doing the same vista aero effects 5 years earlier than vista WITH INTEGRATED GRAPHICS OF THE TIME.  Hey Wil Vista does suck AND it is a car wreck.  I’m still hitting network performance problems with Vista that SP1 suppposedly fixed.  On a GIGABIT network i can’t get 100 megabits..that’s not even 10% performance.  There are some things positive and Leo points them out, the better search, UAC while irritating does work.  If you don’t have to buy vista don’t as windows is moving Windows 7(Vista 2.0) <a href=”http://www.channelregister.co.uk/2008/06/24/xp_vista_windows_roadmap/” target=”_blank”>up to 2010</a>.