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Using Vista instead of XP is dumb


Far be it for me to disagree with my esteemed colleague Robert Mitchell that XP downgrade are dumb but ah… eh… gosh, Mitchell you are so wrong on this one!

Sure, I agree, boy do I agree, that if users dislike Windows they should move to desktop Linux or Mac OS X, but I’m also realistic enough to know that many of them won’t do it. Microsoft’s mind-control ray is finally weakening, but I know darn well that most people would still use a Windows machines even if you put – sob! — that Rolls Royce of latops, the Mac Air into their hands.

So while I certainly think that would-be business Windows PC buyers should check out say the Lenovo R61 ThinkPad with SLED (SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop) 10 SP1, I know darn well most of them will still buy a Windows powered PC.

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