Microsoft uzspiedīs visiem datoru ražotājiem un izplatītājiem savu jauno operētājsistēmu Windows Vista. Pat ignorējot to, ka Vista vēl ir tikai cālis un līdz olu dēšanai tam vēl ir tālu.
Computer makers have been told they’ll no longer be able to get Windows XP OEM by the end of this year, despite consumer resistance to Vista and its compatibility problems.
By early 2008, Microsoft’s contracts with computer makers will require companies to only sell Vista-loaded machines. “The OEM version of XP Professional goes next January,” said Frank Luburic, senior ThinkPad product manager for Lenovo. “At that point, they’ll have no choice.”
Iespējamais risinājums iz komentāriem.
Also Vista OEM licenses are downgradeable which means that if you get a pc with Vista Business (or ultimate) on it you can go ahead and re-install it with XP Pro and it is fully legal. I might add that these rights go all the way down to Windows NT 3.5.1.
Un visos komentāros lien iekšā teksti par linux. Es gan joprojām neesmu pārliecināts, ka ir pienācis laiks linuxa uzvaras gājienam.
If they’d delivered the Vista they were busy telling everyone about 5 years ago, they would have had some significant changes to upgrade to, but almost everything of note was dropped and they’ve gone and released a confusing array of different versions of Vista, all crippled in different ways. Is it any wonder that noone wants it?