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Top 5 Reasons to AVOID WINDOWS XP

By Saint714 ·
1) According to the WinXP EULA, by not using Microsoft's "mandatory" activation process, you will be in violation of your license agreement! In essence, you will have an illegal installation - regardless of having paid for licensed software.

2) Software such as WinAmp, RealJukebox, MusicMatch Jukebox, Windows Media Player 7.0, and even CD-ROM-burning software such as Adaptec EZ CD Creator won't run on WinXP. In addition, disk utilities, such as Partition Magic, won't work, either.

3) Several large firms (Xerox, Dial and Motorola among them) have documented proof that WinXP's beta has trashed sus-systetms of their internal networks - problems that were "directly traceable" to use of the WinXP operating system.

4) WinXP will not support USB 2.0 in the product's final (market) release. Instead, the OS will push IEEE 1394 (FireWire, iLink) as the preferred high-speed technology - which just *happen* to be Microsoft partners.

5) WinXP users will have to get new activation codes if they upgrade critical hardware, such as a new hard drive. WinXP will force users to call Microsoft and explain why they need a new code, and *Microsoft* will decide whether your "claim" is valid or not - regardless of the fact that you've already paid a substantial amount of cash for it!

Nuff said?

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by somchai In reply to Top 5 Reasons to AVOID WI ...

Is this updated information? Corporate license should allow bulk installation of XP without headache of activation codes.

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by eBob In reply to Update?

My understanding is that your MOLP will allow you to install WinXP without putzing around with the BS of activation codes.

Which of course suggests a route for software piracy on a grand scale. The same sort of piracy that the BS activation codescheme was supposed to try to prevent. But then again, Redmond Washington is in prime Marijuana and Magic Mushroom territory, which probably explains Windows ME, too.

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whats molp?

by qomputek In reply to MOLP
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by jhyde In reply to whats molp?

MOLP is Microsoft Open License Program available to business and other large scale buyers of MS products.

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2b) Embedded S/W

by eBob In reply to Top 5 Reasons to AVOID WI ...

E.G., IE6, and it's seeming inability to support Quicktime, and similar plug-ins.

Say, wasn't that why you Yanks took Bill and his gang to court? And he was found guilty. And he was told to stop it. And he said "Sure I will".

It's a bit like Hannibal Lecter, having beeen found guilty, elects to "have an old friend" for his last meal, and the authorities oblige.

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I wish I could believe...

by admin In reply to 2b) Embedded S/W

this was their last meal....

Here's my organizations top 5:

1) Too expensive.
2) Too expensive.
3) Too expensive.
4) Too expensive.
5) Final service pack is not readily available yet.

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Esp. #5 <LOL>

by eBob In reply to I wish I could believe...
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Top 5 contradictions?

by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Top 5 Reasons to AVOID WI ...

1. This is true for home users, but businesses will be able to by mass licensing that will not require the activation to be sent in.

2. Would you really want to run an older version of Media Player? It runs fine on the OS, additionally, I haven't had ANY problems running ANY CD-burning software except for theirs. I haven't had a single problem running any Real Media stuff either.

3. Did you obtain the information from these corporations yourself? No corporation is going to make the jump to XP. Most of them are still struggling to get on the Win2k bandwagon. I don't think anyone is actually worried whether or not a corporation adopts and OS, most people run a better OS than their company does anyway!

4. The final release supports USB 2.0 and older versions. I have absolutely no problem running USB and as a matter of fact, it runs better than any other Windows!! If they want to support a better hardware solution that they are partners with, then good for them!

5.In fact, WinXP users will not have to get new activation codes if they upgrade critical hardware. What occurs is this: If you have changed 8 or more components in your system in over a 6 month period, you will have to get a new code. Anything less than 8 and you will not need one. If you replace anything in your system, after a period of 6 months, that device then becomes a permanent device and no longer counts as the final 8. I don't forsee myself replacing more than 8 things in my computer...

Get better information...

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Missing something here.

by michael In reply to Top 5 contradictions?

No one mentioned the look and feel of XP - You can sue of software has the look and feel of ****, can we sue if it has the look and feel of easter? Honestly, I don't see how this can be labled as a 'business' os, it looks like it was desiened for people emotionally attached to AOL, or a mac for that matter. OH yah, no need to reply, I know you can "loose" the "new look" after you switch 15 differnt things off, I can see how much fun that can be when your planning a mass implimentation on differnt systems.

Just my 5$

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Check your facts

by TimMitchell In reply to Top 5 contradictions?

SixtyFourKilo: I can't speak to the rest of your contradictions, but you're off base on #5. Microsoft's own PR staff has stated that product reactivation will be required after the change of 3, not 8, components. In fact, some beta testers have claimed that the installation of some device drivers have caused the product to 'deactivate' itself.

Additionally, the policing of this scam refers to the entire life of the machine... not each 6 months, as you claim. The ID number generated at activation time is a fingerprint, and you can only wander so far off that original fingerprint before Windows XP goes on strike.

As for me, I'll agree with the original message... the maintenance costs of Windows XP far outweigh the (very few) benefits of upgrading. I'll be sticking with Windows 2000 until the service packs stop arriving, and then I'm headed to Red Hat.

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