Microsoft is planning to stop sales of Windows XP on June 30, forcing users to convert to the Vista operating system. Infoworld is circulating a petition to save Windows XP here.
In May 2007, XP had 82.25 percent of the OS market. Vista had just 3.75 percent, according to Net Applications, which measures the market share of operating systems. As of March 2008, XP maintained 73.59 percent of the operating system market, while Vista had only 14.02 percent. Yet Microsoft intends to force the majority of its users to switch to an operating system that's still full of bugs, runs slower and requires more memory? This hardly seems fair. If you oppose the idea of switching from XP to Vista, consider signing the petition or writing Microsoft with your concerns.
Microsoft is facing a class-action lawsuit in federal court over misleading advertising claiming computers sold with XP are capable of running Vista. The suit alleges that labeling some PCs as “Windows Vista Capable” was misleading, as many of the computers were not powerful enough to run Vista’s features.
If you're an American, fed up with stupid spin in the presidential campaign cycle, this is well worth your time.
Dumb and dumber
It seems Sir Elton John, a British citizen, can't legally contribute money to the Clinton campaign. Now both Clinton and McCain are breaking campaign finance laws!
And the Army Times slams John McCain for his confusion over Iraq.