Today is the last day to buy Microsoft Windows XP.
It’s the end of an era.
I’m glad I don’t need a new OS right now, but next time I’m in the market for a computer, it’s going to be running Linux. I used Vista for six months (even wrote an e-book about its security), and it was so intolerable that I switched back to XP.
Microsoft has SO violated the public trust with Vista. I have no confidence that Windows 7 will be any better. In fact, it may be worse. I will be long gone.
Apparently the protests and petitions sent to Microsoft have fallen on deaf ears. Microsoft is apparently so full of itself that it really believes that Vista is better. After all, look at the numbers: it’s selling like crazy (never mind that dealers have little choice but to gag what is forced down their throats).
One independent computer dealer I know is selling all of his new computers with Linux, and is doing well. I’m sure that there are many more like him.