Hehe, Microsoft drops Win9x/ME support for Office 11

SerraYX

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I have XP, but I'll just stick with Office 2k anyway and live without the Bloat-Mania of extra features I'll never use or care about.
 

Harvey

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One more reason not to buy a product I wouldn't buy, anyway. :)
 

ElFenix

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it won't work at all or they just won't certify it? remember, the mendocino wasn't SMP capable ;)
 

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Originally posted by: SerraYX
I have XP, but I'll just stick with Office 2k anyway and live without the Bloat-Mania of extra features I'll never use or care about.

ya, what he said.
 

Aves

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I was thinking, say sometime after MS drops support for WinXP I decide that I want to build a PC and throw my old copy of XP Pro on it, will I be able to use it for longer than 30 days?

I mean, if support is gone, they may not let you activate it.
 

SerraYX

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Originally posted by: aves2k
I was thinking, say sometime after MS drops support for WinXP I decide that I want to build a PC and throw my old copy of XP Pro on it, will I be able to use it for longer than 30 days?

I mean, if support is gone, they may not let you activate it.

I'm sure they'll address that when the time comes. Dropping support of an OS is one thing, but denying ACCESS to an OS is another.
 

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Originally posted by: SerraYX
I'm sure they'll address that when the time comes. Dropping support of an OS is one thing, but denying ACCESS to an OS is another.
Well according to them, it's not really your OS anyway so why can't they deny you if they feel like it? Hopefully that will not be the case, but we'll see.
 

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Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.
 

NFS4

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Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.
 

Aves

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Originally posted by: NFS4
Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.

I was thinking that same thing. :)
 

tm37

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Originally posted by: aves2k
Originally posted by: NFS4
Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.

I was thinking that same thing. :)


so was I
 

Vic

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Originally posted by: aves2k
Originally posted by: SerraYX
I'm sure they'll address that when the time comes. Dropping support of an OS is one thing, but denying ACCESS to an OS is another.
Well according to them, it's not really your OS anyway so why can't they deny you if they feel like it? Hopefully that will not be the case, but we'll see.

Heh... let this be a lesson to XP fans to read the EULA. Your license is no longer in perpetuity with WinXP. When MS shuts down support for XP, they will really shut it down. As in, upgrade or else. The only reason they might not end up doing this is for customer relations (which, I must admit, MS is better than most at).

<- more than happy with Win2kPro and Office2k

 

Vic

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Originally posted by: NFS4
Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.

Some IT departments, like those that buy exclusively Dell for example (sh!t isn't that most of them :p ), didn't have a choice.

 

Aves

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Originally posted by: PSYWVic
Some IT departments, like those that buy exclusively Dell for example (sh!t isn't that most of them :p ), didn't have a choice.
The company I work for uses Dell's exclusively, the only 2 operating systems that are in use there are NT4/2K.
 

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Originally posted by: PSYWVic
Originally posted by: NFS4
Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.

Some IT departments, like those that buy exclusively Dell for example (sh!t isn't that most of them :p ), didn't have a choice.

those IT depts probably got 2k. i know my company, which is an all dell shop (;)) uses win2k and will switch to winxp when we get faster computers in... february?
 

lowtech1

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That funny my company get me to down grade new computers from WinXP to Win2k :)

The next company wide upgrade might be Linux if the company drop MS SQL the their lame Great Pain Dynamics.....um..err....I mean Greatplains Dynamics back end.
 

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Originally posted by: tm37
Originally posted by: aves2k
Originally posted by: NFS4
Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.

I was thinking that same thing. :)


so was I


Any company that created that ME abortion should be sued out of business. ;)

:D



EDIT: Personally, I think M$ made ME so that it's users would be FORCED to upgrade to XP. ;)
 

T2T III

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Originally posted by: aves2k
Originally posted by: NFS4
Originally posted by: Utterman
Windows ME support is being dropped already!!!?!

Even though I didn't like ME, I think that a 2-3 yrs. old OS should still be supported since some IT depts. follow a 3 yr. life cycle for OS/computers.

Any IT department that selected ME to use should be fired.

I was thinking that same thing. :)
Actually, some companies follow a 3-year refresh rate for their hardware, but the OS might be another story. The company that I last worked for was running NT 4.0 and there were no immediate plans for changing the OS.
 

Frodolives

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The long term goal of MS is to make their OS a subscription product (which to some extent it already is). I'm just sorry that more people aren't angered by this.