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PostHeaderIcon No Love for the Vista

Yep. It’s true. Vista is so overwhelmingly popular that Microsoft is making XP Home available for another couple of years.

If I understood the article at arstechnica.com right, the main reason is because of Vista’s heavy-duty graphic requirements. Some of the new uber-budget-friendly systems that have been coming out, usually around back-to-school time, just can’t handle the OS without doing major hardware changes that would adversely affect their price point (read that as not cheap anymore).

In my non anti-Microsoft moments I wonder if this is what it was like when the big switch was made from MS-DOS to Windows, or maybe from 3.11 to 95 (that was a HUGE change, I am, sadly, old enough to have been a working grown up when it happened)? Are we all going to look back in 5 or 10 years and wonder how we ever worked on XP?

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