Free pre-activated XP, is there any reason not to upgrade then?
Does XP mode communicate directly with video hardware?
Windows 7's XP Mode does not mean you can completely avoid upgrading your Windows XP applications or entirely dodge Windows 7 certification, Microsoft has warned. ISVs and end users will only get a Windows XP experience when running their Windows XP applications in the new operating system's Windows XP Mode. To experience the …
It seems Microsoft doesn't learn and decided to make 10 billion flavors of shit again to confuse people and slow up adoption.
What ever happened to the simplicity of Win2k? For users you had one edition and that one edition was good. Not this home, semi uncrippled home, what should be standard, deluxe, super duper delux, and the Primo OMG you need a quad core with dual Nvidia 9800 in SLI mode just to load the OS and click on the start button version.
Personally looks like I'm still gonna stick with Win2k till no one makes software compatible with 2k and xp than go raise up the penguin flag
"Windows XP Mode is planned for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate"
Oh, here we go again, what about the Windows7 "sold with every laptop" version and Windows 7 "Can't be added to a domain" version and now there will be Windows 7 "Can't run in xp mode" version.
What a load of bollocks, I honestly don't know why they just don't do one version of the software save loads of development time and effort and sell it cheaper.
Ha. XP mode. That's cute.
I've had "XP mode" for a couple years now on my desktop. Running Linux, of course. And native applications are, indeed, better. I also have "OS X Mode", "FreeBSD Mode", "Vista Mode", "OpenBSD Mode", and "Debian Mode". A mode for every mood.
KVM on Fedora kicks-ass.
"Personally looks like I'm still gonna stick with Win2k till no one makes software compatible with 2k and xp than go raise up the penguin flag"
Same here. Win2k runs very nicely on my two old laptops. Mind you, so does Linux.
Does 'XP mode' mean that Win7 won't run XP applications without it? If not, what's it for?
Does anyone not find this strange? Call me a cynic but isn't this just Micorosft just giving away free visualization to get it into Windows without raising the DoJ's eye brows?
I don't have a problem with Microsoft dropping backwards compatibiliity for improvements but this does look a little strange and uncompetitive.
I'm naturally cynical about Microsoft as I don't believe a leopard can change it's spots. They did the same thing with IE years ago.
"Why no XP Mode for home users"
Because this is a bit of thigh-flashing in the hope of persuading corporate customers to upgrade. There was nothing in Vista of benefit to a corporate desktop, so nobody really bothered. Also I suspect increasingly ISVs are getting fed up playing chase-the-version. Unless MS deliberately break backwards compatibility why bother being "certified"?
As for home users - MS certainly doesn't want to have home users failing to fork out for the new version, of course not, where's the money in that?
I notice there's no mention of the fact that customers on Vista might want to run XP applications, or that a corporate might want to use Vista as part of it's IT strategy.
Are MS finally admitting that Vista is dead in the water? I certainly won't be crying any tears for it.
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