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Offline TimoVJL

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Day after WindowsXP
« on: April 09, 2014, 07:45:47 pm »
Day after WindowsXP without anything horrible happened.
So RIP for WindowsXP (Rest In Pieces) :D

Still testing PellesC 8 in it too.

And now no more days when have to be scary what next update do :)

« Last Edit: April 09, 2014, 07:48:10 pm by TimoVJL »
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 08:37:12 pm »
Hi Timo,

MS is doing everything to push the latest releases of Windows. XP is not new, that's true but Vista and upwards are bloatware. Especially, why to present that crappy metro interface on a server operating system? ( Server 2012 \ 2012 R2 )
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 09:05:07 pm »
Hi Erol,

If users say WindowsXP is enough for me, what MS stock holders say?

WindowsXP compatible OS would be nightmare for MS.

MS is just a stock market company without any real market value.
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 09:08:50 pm »
Hi Timo,

Yes, those stock market tricks. Unfortunately, it's all about slavery of money.
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2014, 09:59:09 pm »
So USA never get rid of slavery ;D
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2014, 10:02:17 pm »
It's not about a country but nearly all the humanity.
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2014, 10:10:40 pm »
if (humanity != money)
    WhatHeckToDo(void* pFreeSpiritSoul);
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2014, 10:49:41 pm »
Hi Erol,

If users say WindowsXP is enough for me, what MS stock holders say?

WindowsXP compatible OS would be nightmare for MS.

MS is just a stock market company without any real market value.

Stockholders will see a decrease in annual revenues and MS stock values will fall ... sharply.
 
Forcing us to update (i.e. spend money) to newer systems is all about Share prices and happy Shareholders.  It has NOTHING to do with bettering the state of computing.
 
Matter of fact if you watch what's been happening it should be obvious that MS is using a dud/winner strategy... Vista was new and exciting but the UAC was so annoying people want it out of there... and that was deliberate.  Win7 magically fixed the problem in a very short time ... and doesn't it occur to you they had it ready and waiting when Vista was released?
 
They got the "early adopter" cash from Vista then almost immediately a second wave of case from Win7...

Same deal with 95/98 Me/2000 Vista/7  ... the only time they didn't do this, when they produced a truly high quality OS was XP.  Now a decade later they are regretting it because sales are down, people aren't rushing to buy the latest and greatest, and I'm betting the shareholders are right up their asses about it.
 
Windows 8 to 8.1 is an interesting deal.  Win8 was going noplace --probably by design-- but there was a hue and cry amongst users who generally don't like it. Sales were slumping and again the stock values fell. 8.1 is an attempt to extract revenue, a stopgap measure before Windows 9 which I'm betting is a "back to basics" edition that reintroduces the desktop and resizeable windows.  But, you need to realize this has nothing to do with the quality of computing or the power of the box... it's all about large shareholders bellyaching about losing money.
 

 
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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2014, 08:54:39 am »
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Stock prices did not fall.

October 26, 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8    MSFT stock price $28.21

October 17, 2013, Microsoft released Windows 8.1  MSFT stock price $34.96

April 8, 2014, Microsoft released Windows 8.1  Update MSFT stock price $39.82

Yesterday MSFT closed at $40.47 up 1.63% on the day. If you had invested your $31000 Tax Free savings account in MSFT the day before yesterday you would have made a capital gain of  $505.30 yesterday.

If you had invested your $20000 Tax Free savings account in MSFT when Windows 8 came out and held the stock to yesterday your gain would have been $8691.95. That is not losing money. That increase in stock value is what, again, has made Bill Gates, at 77.5 billion dollars, the richest man on earth.

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Re: Day after WindowsXP
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2014, 04:28:16 pm »
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Stock prices did not fall.

October 26, 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8    MSFT stock price $28.21

October 17, 2013, Microsoft released Windows 8.1  MSFT stock price $34.96

April 8, 2014, Microsoft released Windows 8.1  Update MSFT stock price $39.82

Yesterday MSFT closed at $40.47 up 1.63% on the day. If you had invested your $31000 Tax Free savings account in MSFT the day before yesterday you would have made a capital gain of  $505.30 yesterday.

If you had invested your $20000 Tax Free savings account in MSFT when Windows 8 came out and held the stock to yesterday your gain would have been $8691.95. That is not losing money. That increase in stock value is what, again, has made Bill Gates, at 77.5 billion dollars, the richest man on earth.

Ok... long term no... short term, different story... Try scaling in weeks not years.
 
Anyway, I really don't care, I was just offering a point of view saying that like all major coporations MS is driven by the needs/wishes of shareholders not customers.