A Windows is a Windows is a Windows: Microsoft allows downgrades from Windows 7 for 10 years

Past made present made future

Past made present made future

Surely by 2019, nobody will use Windows XP. Surely!
Microsoft isn’t so sure about that. People love a safe place to hide, you see.
According to them, even if you have purchased Windows 7 Professional, the most pro-est of the Windows 7 line, Microsoft will allow users the option to downgrade two generations to Windows XP for the next 10 years.
Even if you only have Windows 7 Ultimate, the say, users will have the same option for 5 years until 2015.
While the option may seem ludicrous to you an I to downgrade to the aged XP even now let alone in 10 years, a Microsoft spokesman says that it would be confusing to drop the option while Windows 7’s life cycle is still in effect.
More power to ya, XP-users. Enjoy all…that.

Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 – Yay!

I’ve been using Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 since last night on my home Windows 7 machine and my work Windows XP (still??) machine, and, I gotta say, it’s looking pretty solid.

Way back…half a year ago, I made the jump from Firefox 3.something to Chrome. Firefox was just getting really bogged down and slow, while Chrome seemed speedy and new. Hell, it still is. I like Chrome a lot.

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