There’s an InfoWorld web site all about saving Windows XP from its “fate” of being discontinued come June 30 this year — complete with a countdown clock.
Lots of other articles and links on the site; they even have a petition to sign:
Please complete this petition so we can add your name to those who want Microsoft to keep Windows XP available indefinitely, rather than force users to upgrade to Windows Vista. With your support, we can convince Microsoft to spare XP’s fate of being discontinued on June 30, 2008.
As of this writing, over 41,000 people have signed it.
I’m sure there are many who think this is a great thing for Windows XP. That it shows what a good OS it is, how much users love it, etc.
But, honestly, I can’t think of a greater statement for just what a steaming pile of fecal matter Vista must be — or at least perceived to be — than for over 40 thousand people (and counting) to desperately want to continue using a nearly seven-year-old OS.
As I wrote not long ago, it’s clear Vista is not selling worth a darn. Certainly not when viewed against the number of PCs sold last year. And now we see campaigns such as this that emphasize the point about just how unwanted Vista really is.
Forget Microsoft, who obviously didn’t see this coming, but could anyone possibly have envisioned what a total disappointment Vista would be? Wow.