OEMs Banned from Using XP on Netbooks Starting in October

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jibran_pcc

And I don't see an official OSX coming from Apple for netbooks. Steve 'The Almighty' Jobs has already stated that PC's are dead, and that his precious iPad is going to crush netbooks and pave the way for the future...

moris

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hunterada

I won't pay over $250 for a netbook. At that price, the $35 between XP and 7 is an almost 15% difference. I can see why OEMs would want to stick to XP, and why it could be the difference between 1 GB and 2 GB of RAM on a machine.

I have 8 XP individual licenses myself that I'm not using. I have 1 Vista license that is good for people I hate. I have 0 extra Win7 licenses. If a friend asks if I can throw a low-end computer together for them, they get XP because they're not doing much more than surfing the web, writing papers and checking email.

XP is uniquely suited to the netbook market. That's why I'm typing this on a XP netbook right now. It's simple, inexpensive and does what I need. If I wanted to get all fancy with huge amounts of RAM, rendering videos and playing high-end games, I'd switch to the Win7 rig I build precisely for that purpose.

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bautrey

Finally microsoft is stamping out XP,  people who still state that XP is the way to go really get me annoyed.  Why would you want a less efficient OS, with less features, less everything.  They are just too stubborn to say that XP was finally been beaten.

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GJEMaximumPC

Why would anyone want to buy a computer, whether desktop or netbook with Windows XP as the OS?  You're basically dating yourself and making your purchase less productive.  Windows 7 is the future and will have support for probably another 5 years, give or take.  I'm not a fan of having Windows XP or 7 Starter on a netbook though.  Too much OS for such a device.  If I was going to buy a netbook, I would make it dual-boot using either Jolicloud OS or Lubuntu OS as the primary startup operating system.

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Caboose

5yr support left? Double that number and it'll be more resonable. Heck, XP's EOL is 2014, the OS will be 13yrs old by the time MS ditches it.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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iinweed

I'll take XP over the later offerings anyday.

Just because something newer is "prettier" or has a ton of features that I don't need (read bloated and everything got moved so I have to look for it) does not mean I want or need it!

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bikerbub

the fact that there are known exploits for XP that will not be fixed should have anyone worth their salt switching to 7, which is why more and more companies and corporations keep switching over.

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majorsuave

If I were to buy a netbook I would do one of 2 things.

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kdainxtreem

Whats an xp? lolololol

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Dexter243

Nutcracklng snack

i have long sence instaled win7 ult on my acer 1 8.9" netbook and it run fantastic i have no clue what thay need to tweak there to run it on a netbook but i am gessing thay need to turn it in to a $50 os insted of a $300 os for the netbook not we need to fix the os so that it will run on the netbook :-)

 

so many games

if some one wants to do the right thing then make a ver. of osx that is much more user frindley to install on my acer 1 then we will have somthing i give a shit about

i have all ready had osx instaled on it and it runs great but ther is no drivers for the wifi and the card reader  witch is what i use it for most of the time :-(

every thing other then that works great with osx  

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Caboose

Do Mac users not know how to spell properly, or use punctuation? Might I suggest tossing your posts in to a word processor and running spell and grammar check over them before posting.

And I don't see an official OSX coming from Apple for netbooks. Steve 'The Almighty' Jobs has already stated that PC's are dead, and that his precious iPad is going to crush netbooks and pave the way for the future...

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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arch20002013

Someone else on here that needs to be reminded that this is MaximumPC.

 

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bikerbub

what are you complaining about? he all ready instaled OSX and ir runs grate but ther no drivers for the wifi and the card reedur witch he use most of the time!

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ascendant

My netbook (Toshiba NB205) came with Windows XP, but I have since installed Win7 Ultimate on it. It runs great with it on there and I never think of moving back.

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