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Microsoft is aware that corporate customers' number one beef is that there are too many Windows updates, so it's possible that if they complain loud enough, we'll see a succession of service packs instead, which is what happened to NT 4.0 in the three-and-a-half year wait for 5.0, née 2000.
Possible, but perhaps not likely. Redmond is addicted to the near-annual fix of revenue from a major release of Windows. And if you were in the position that Microsoft is in, that's an itch you'd find hard not to scratch, too. ®
Jeff Bolton said:
things like this are the reason i like having the ability to choose which OS i want to use...right now that OS is linux. personally i think one of windows's biggest problems is that they release a new version of it too often without significantly fixing the current version to a acceptable level of security and stability...so if XP SE is basically just a big service pack that you have to pay for, then that is alright from a certain point of view (because it isn't a totally new OS) but the fact that you can't just download it is annoying. the worst part is that people will eat it up like candy. oh well...maybe my post here should be in gripes and moans, and i know it is an endless debate, so i'll just stop now.
LOL that made my daySNIPER1M said:Maybe SE will be 1/2 gig of security fixes for unfortunates with 56K. That's it SecurityEnhancement...SE.
foshdawg said:all i can say is, that's what you get for using XP
pcgirl said:Jeez...this is way too much...sometimes it seems like I spend more time updating my pc than having fun with it.
before you know it Microsoft will be dominating the car industry too. They dominate operating systems and now consoles..in twenty years time Bill Gates will own the worldWarriorII said:If I bought a car made by M$, my bicycle would get a lot of use.
and the biggest problem with Linux is that it has no where near as good hardware compatibility as Windows (and game compatibilty which you have to pay for , i understand theses guys want to eat but they sacrifice their market share with this crap on software which is meant to be open source)
XP SE will very likely be the equivalent of 98 SE, hopefully not ME...