[PLUG] Would stopping support for XP backfire on Microsoft?
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Fri Nov 29 08:38:10 IST 2013
On Friday, November 29, 2013 07:35:55 AM Mayuresh wrote:
> One may suspect, Microsoft itself is throwing XP vulnerabilities in the
> open to intimidate users into buying its newer versions.
yes because microsoft has financial incentive to sell the new versions and
their biggest problem is not FOSS or OS X but the older versions of windows,
which people cling on to.
> I am not a Windows user, though general perception is XP was one of the
> better versions of Windows so far. Threatening people like this is
> unlikely to do any good to their image as a vendor.
Don't attribute anything to smartness that can be explained by fear of change.
Microsoft can make this veiled threat because they can get away from making
> Is this a point, CIOs would be made to think about adopting FOSS systems
> in place of Windows - both in the server and desktop space?
In some cases yes, most cases its just lets-stick-around-what-we-know even
when its just a perception.
There are so many things wrong with the-windows-way and people know it. But it
still does not change perception that we-are-familiar-with-it and alternatives
are still way too costly to switch.
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