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Windows XP Shutdown Outrage: Users Boo Microsoft Blog
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ChrisMurphy
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2/20/2014 | 3:03:40 PM
Re: How to test customer patience
Is there really no way for Microsoft to make XP loyalty a good thing? Chevy built its whole Silverado ad campaign around it being the "most dependable, longest-lasting" full-size pickup. Should Microsoft be marketing Windows like pickups?
Marilyn Cohodas
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2/20/2014 | 2:24:51 PM
Re: How to test customer patience
In my home, I have two Windows 7 laptops (one for work and one personal), plus two Windows XPs which I also use for basic word processing, email, spreadsheets and most of my everyday tasks, including some online banking. I guess its time to upgrade and move the banking apps to the Windows 7 & leave XP for my music library and storing photos. But I wouldn't be at all sorry, if Micorosft extends support for XP for another year or so. It will be at least that long before I buy anything new....except maybe a Chromebook or an iPad, neither of which will be running a Windows OS!
Charlie Babcock
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2/20/2014 | 12:54:34 PM
How to test customer patience
In theory, Windows XP users should upgrade. But software is a tricky business to manage. Microsoft appears to be conducting an experiment in how to piss off 29% of your customer base. In 60 days, it will leave XP users exposed to every new virus, worm and bot that comes along, and they come along frequently. It's a shame it's not 1995 anymore, when consumers were bananas to upgrade.
Lorna Garey
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2/20/2014 | 12:53:29 PM
What's Win 7, chopped liver?
Why is Microsoft silent on Windows 7? Granted, I know it really, really wants 8.1 to sell, but at some point, just give it up.

Are XP machines likely to be able to run Win7? If so, there's your answer: Hardware sales.
bawkbawk
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2/20/2014 | 12:20:54 PM
Thank you!
You've hit the nail on the head and this is a well written, very pertinent article. Thank you so much for bringing this issue into the light more and hopefully Microsoft will not only listen, but actually do something about all the negative feedback this time. They have been listening and ignoring us for years. More listening to our comments is pointless. We need Microosft to help us and actually do something with all the feedback they have gotten so far.

 

Again, thank you. I will make a point of tagging all of your future articles to read.
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