Consumers warned against Vista

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Consumers warned against Vista

In yet another blow to the already struggling OS, the Dutch Consumer Protection Organisation is warning customers to avoid upgrading to or buying Microsoft's new Vista operating system. From the Ars Technica article:

"The organization's spat with Microsoft began when it conducted a survey on Vista's performance. According to the survey results, the OS performed quite poorly, racking up 5,000 consumer complaints in less than five weeks."

Microsoft is extending the life of XP for now, but this no doubt doesn't sit well with the software giant.

Full story at Ars Technica.

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Tuesday 16th October 2007 | 06:28 PM

MS used to offer "backwards licensing" (I don't know what the actual name was... I just made that term up) - does anyone know if they still do? Backwards licensing meant that if you bought Windows XP, you were legally allowed to install Windows 2000 or 98 (or 95 or DOS, etc) in it's place. I.e. older versions.

This licensing was definitely available to the uni I worked at under the MS-Select agreement but maybe this wasn't the case for Joe-public? Anyone know?

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Wednesday 17th October 2007 | 03:37 AM

Almost 100% it's still like that.

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