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Dippo
Feb 26, 2004, 09:55 PM
Well it seems that Microsoft is going to take awhile to finish Longhorn so they are filling in the gap with an updated version of XP.

Microsoft considering update dubbed 'XP Reloaded' (http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5165966.html?tag=nefd_lede)

I can't wait to buy it. I am sure it will be better than OS X :D

iJon
Feb 26, 2004, 10:19 PM
i just may have to steal that.

iJon

stoid
Feb 26, 2004, 11:00 PM
I see this sucking terribly, and then everyone says wait 6 months for XP Revolutions! And then it comes out and the die hard fans go and get it only to be disappointed by a terrible overall product with a great battle sequence with a kick ass commander (revamped Solitaire?).

mvc
Feb 27, 2004, 05:06 AM
Except at the end of the Microsoft version of Matrix Revolutions, Neo is consumed by the virus "AgentSmith" because of a buffer overrun and is transformed into Clippy. :rolleyes:

Then they rename it "Matrix Rebooted"

Stike
Feb 27, 2004, 05:21 AM
Why oh why canīt I help just remembering that terrible Ballmer/Gates Matrix spoof... the movies must have influenced them somehow - seriously. Maybe on his next keynote speech, Ballmer will not do the monkey, instead soar onto the stage in his black leather coat via wirework... :rolleyes: :eek:

Dippo
Feb 27, 2004, 05:23 AM
I think that I will just stick with Windows Server 2003...

I've had enough of XP with all the unremovable MSN crap.

Darwin
Feb 27, 2004, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by Stike
Why oh why canīt I help just remembering that terrible Ballmer/Gates Matrix spoof... the movies must have influenced them somehow - seriously. Maybe on his next keynote speech, Ballmer will not do the monkey, instead soar onto the stage in his black leather coat via wirework... :rolleyes: :eek:

lol

the picture is in my head :D

the naming: XP Reloaded thing is sad, especially now that the Matrix stuff is kinda old news now

srobert
Feb 27, 2004, 01:21 PM
Looks like they want to take some attention off Longhorn.

On a not so relate subjetc, I am the only one who thinks Microsoft's ads are really bad?

I think they got their slogan wrong: "You're Potential. Our Passion" They should replace that last part by "Our Profit". Do they really expect us to believe that they are "Passionate" about our potential? Right. I'm sure they think about it all the time. Microsfoft! I wave my potentials in your general direction! I'm on a Mac, a platform that lets me exploit my potential without having to struggle with a clumsy interface.

...just venting, I had a bad day.

DavidLeblond
Feb 27, 2004, 01:24 PM
XP Reloaded is just a code name.

It will probably be named something like XP Second Edition.

Its probably going to be Service Pack 2, only now they'll charge for it.

I'm glad I got a Mac... at least their paid updates are worth something.

rueyeet
Feb 27, 2004, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by srobert
On a not so relate subjetc, I am the only one who thinks Microsoft's ads are really bad?

Oh heck no! The Microsoft Office ones are just painfully idiotic. If any product would cause me to behave like that in a work environment, I'd stay far, far away from it. Those commercials make it look like they oughta post warning labels about use of Office leading to psychotic fits of euphoric inanity (similar to euphoric insanity, but stupider).

Originally posted by srobert
Microsfoft! I wave my potentials in your general direction!

Excellent quote! but.... eeewwww! Keep your potentials to yourself, young man. :p ;)

sosumi
Feb 27, 2004, 02:57 PM
This is good news since it means Longhorn will be pushed even further away (remember Copland?). Guess they will end up buying Be OS or something to get a decent start... But they should have called it XP REBLOATED or maybe XP KILL BILL.

stoid
Feb 27, 2004, 03:58 PM
Heck, the faster Microsoft rolls out new version of software to get trashed by virus writers, the faster they lose customer support and confidence! Bring on the updates!!

Zeke
Feb 27, 2004, 04:23 PM
The first thing I thought when I saw this was isn't every copy of windows reloaded? eventually...

Sun Baked
Feb 27, 2004, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by Zeke
The first thing I thought when I saw this was isn't every copy of windows reloaded? eventually... That could be the major new 'fix' and update in this version of Windows.

An all new GUI for the streamlined reloading process.

Only one reboot required to reload and add all the service packs and critical updates. (Like that'll ever happen).

wdlove
Feb 27, 2004, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by DavidLeblond
XP Reloaded is just a code name.

It will probably be named something like XP Second Edition.

Its probably going to be Service Pack 2, only now they'll charge for it.

I'm glad I got a Mac... at least their paid updates are worth something.

I am alson glad that I have a Mac. Let the PC world just keep moving on its detour.

JFreak
Feb 28, 2004, 08:10 AM
the only way microsoft could make windows better is to break the binary compatibility with earlier versions, thus making the system unaffected by the billion existing virii out there. i think they were going this way with longhorn, but i guess they will not have the courage; that would mean every single app will need to be recompiled (and likely recoded), thus forcing every organization consider alternatives because of the extra work required anyway. microsoft bought virtual pc, i think they might try emulating present systems in longhorn and keeping the binary compatibility. if they do that, i will likely not ever even touch the system.

bennetsaysargh
Feb 29, 2004, 04:36 PM
start your version of photoshop in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
GO!
i think that it would be kind of a "we're going to give you this so we have an excuse to delay longhorn even more." kinda thing.
with logic inputted into this, i think that it will make sense. but since longhorn won't be out for a while why not?

MrMacMan
Feb 29, 2004, 10:00 PM
Interim XP before longhorn eh?

Well I doubt its coming before 10.4 eh?

Ah well...


IMHO people are gonna get confused if there is 'Xp service pack 2' and 'XP Second Edition'...

Dippo
Mar 1, 2004, 07:43 PM
Interim XP before longhorn eh?

Well I doubt its coming before 10.4 eh?

Ah well...


IMHO people are gonna get confused if there is 'Xp service pack 2' and 'XP Second Edition'...


Like Windows ME (Millennium Edition) & Windows 2000 weren't confusing enough :confused:

Docrjm
Mar 3, 2004, 05:34 PM
Looks like they want to take some attention off Longhorn.

On a not so relate subjetc, I am the only one who thinks Microsoft's ads are really bad?

I think they got their slogan wrong: "You're Potential. Our Passion" They should replace that last part by "Our Profit". Do they really expect us to believe that they are "Passionate" about our potential? Right. I'm sure they think about it all the time. Microsfoft! I wave my potentials in your general direction! I'm on a Mac, a platform that lets me exploit my potential without having to struggle with a clumsy interface.

...just venting, I had a bad day.
Maybe they will rename it, after all with mad cow disease on the rise how many people will want to buy a longhorn. Particularly one from mad cow central :D

richland
Mar 3, 2004, 05:42 PM
Wow, some of you have some serious issues with microsoft.

hvfsl
Mar 3, 2004, 06:04 PM
Wow, some of you have some serious issues with microsoft.

I thought a few of the posts quite funny, especially the one about the cow. :D

Anyway, I wont be getting XP Reloaded since I will be buying Windows XP64 for my PC, next, unless XP Reloaded is XP64.

JediL1
Mar 3, 2004, 06:46 PM
Considering the public opinion of Matrix: Reloaded,with any luck people will just associate XP: Reloaded as bloated and *******.

Dippo
Mar 3, 2004, 07:13 PM
Wow, some of you have some serious issues with microsoft.

I don't have any real issues with Microsoft but the software they put out is always crap.

The release of Windows Reloaded reminds me of the release of Windows ME, and we all know how terrible that was.

richland
Mar 3, 2004, 07:26 PM
I don't have any real issues with Microsoft but the software they put out is always crap.

The release of Windows Reloaded reminds me of the release of Windows ME, and we all know how terrible that was.


I do not think Windows XP is crap.

This just reminds me of windows 98se.

bennetsaysargh
Mar 3, 2004, 07:37 PM
this is begging for this :p

note-i found it somewhere.

Dippo
Mar 3, 2004, 08:21 PM
I do not think Windows XP is crap.

This just reminds me of windows 98se.


You might not think WinXP is crap but I sure do, and I use it 24/7!
(of course I guess it really depends on what you are comparing WinXP to, because WinXP is better than Win95,98.ME but that isn't saying much!)

While win98se was the SP2 of Win98, WinMe was the stop gap between the old Win95 core and the new Win2000 core. If you remember, Microsoft wasn't able to combine the two different kernels in time so they went ahead and release an "updated" win95 core OS, WinME. And WinReL is going to be the stopgap between WinXP and Longhorn.