The Biggest Windows XP Myth of All
Alas, check out the following headlines about users moving back to XP or sticking with XP...
The VAR Guy has read some rather misleading headlines about Windows XP in recent weeks. While thousands — perhaps millions — of customers try to avoid Windows Vista, a myth about Windows XP seems to be spreading rapidly. And frankly, the XP myth is false. Here’s the scoop from The VAR Guy.
Alas, check out the following headlines about users moving back to XP or sticking with XP…
- “For the Love of XP,” InformationWeek, April 28
- “Steve Ballmer Gives New Hope to Those Who Love Windows XP,” eFluxMedia, April 24
- “Readers Still Love XP,” Notebooks.com, March 25
Sure, some people certainly love XP. But for the vast majority of folks, all this “XP Love” is a myth.
Simply put, The VAR Guy believes Windows XP is the lesser of two evils.
Think of it this way: Do you love going to the dentist to get a filling — if it means you don’t have to get root canal? In this case, XP is the filling you learn to live with because you don’t want all the deeper pain associated with Vista migrations. But that doesn’t mean you love XP.
Or does it?
Has the world forgotten about all of XP’s service pack and security headaches? Or is XP so mature now that people actually like the operating system?