A petition to Save XPI just set up a new computer this weekend, It was the dinosaur XP Pro. I have no use for Microsoft Vista. My favorite applications womn't work on it and I don't care for the idea of getting Microsoft's permission to run my favorite hardware and drivers that have worked faithfully for years. Its not only me, most IT professionals that aren't actually in Microsofts pocket will admit that its crap. While pretty and with some nice features its basically crap.
Infoworld is begging Microsoft to spare taking it away from us, with a petition drive.
"Over the past year, CIOs and CTOs have consistently told me they see no significant benefits to Vista, and really don't want to spend the time and money to update all their computers, retrain their users, and deal with application incompatibilities for a cosmetic upgrade," said Galen Gruman, executive editor at InfoWorld.
Already, due to customer resistance to Vista, Microsoft has granted XP a stay of execution, delaying its scheduled demise from December 31, 2007, to June 30, 2008. But that's not enough. InfoWorld's editors believe Microsoft should make XP available indefinitely. Therefore, InfoWorld has launched a petition drive aimed at convincing Microsoft to not only stay XP's execution but to take it off Death Row.
Please try to extend the life of XP by signing the petition here.