Monday, September 25, 2006

Windows XP turns 5

5 years is a long time for an operating system. Some of us even upgrade our computers before they turn 5 years old. Soon it will be time to say goodbye to Windows XP and welcome Windows Vista. A lot of you have expressed your apprehension on jumping over to Windows Vista as soon as it's out. I guess that's a valid concern considering the painful migration to Windows XP most of you experienced. But Microsoft claims they've really been extra careful with Windows Vista and user testing has been going on for quite some time now. There will be bugs, no doubt about that. As a programmer I can tell you that any software this large will have bugs. It's just a law of programming. The more complex the software, the more likely there will be bugs. But there are minor bugs and major bugs. Minor bugs we can live with and often they will never ever get fixed because no one may even notice.

So for those of you brave enough to try out Windows Vista, it's coming soon. And if your computer is more than 3 years old and you're thinking of an upgrade, hold on till December and you'll be able to get your new computer with Vista already installed.

For more on this click here to read Rob Pegoraro from the Washington Post sharing his thoughts on Windows XP turning 5.

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