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Re: IBM 'Blue Waters' super node washes ashore in August

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____/ Sinister Midget on Wednesday 20 Jul 2011 02:39 : \____

> On 2011-07-19, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> ____/ Sinister Midget on Wednesday 20 Jul 2011 00:01 : \____
>>> On 2011-07-19, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>>>> ____/ Homer on Tuesday 19 Jul 2011 22:50 : \____
>>>>> Wanna bet Microsoft will (yet again) further extend the EOL of XP beyond
>>>>> 2014?
>>>>> Tick tock.
>>>>> http://static.slated.org/xp-countdown.html
>>>> You're assuming Windows is still relevant in 2014.
>>> I'm sure they'll extend it to try making themselves relevant.
>> Windows XP is a joke. It's an antique.
> Agreed. But there are an awful lot of people who have switched and wish
> they had XP back. There are even more that swear they'll stick with it
> even after support ends. There are still people using 98 Windwoes and
> Winders 95, and we both know how terrible those clumps of crap were.
> MICROS~1 doesn't want to lose even one mark. If, on balance, they can
> save money by changing and dumping support, they will. But if they fear
> too great of a mass exodus away from $CRAPWARE, they'll capitulate and
> extend support. Maybe they'll even make some Fisted/7-only garbage
> available to resistant XP users. They'll continue support because
> they'll calculate that dropping support will cost them more than
> continuing it.
> I'm leaning toward thinking they'll opt to keep it for awhile longer.
> Just like they extended 98 support out of fear.

People who use these operating systems get to love Linux, which is modern and
runs on the same gear.

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