Get Over XP 'Worship'

Accept Vista or leave Windows altogether for another OS, columnist writes
By Laila Weir,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 4:04 PM CDT
Get Over XP 'Worship'
Consumers have been reluctant to adopt Microsoft's new Vista operating system over its old Windows XP.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

Nostalgia for Windows XP is misplaced, Rob Pegoraro argues in the Washington Post: Vista has its problems, but they’re not solved by XP, which is ill-equipped to face the “busy” and “brutish” modern Internet landscape. “XP is not something that needs to be ‘saved,’ as if it were some architectural triumph in need of historic preservation,” he writes.

Pegoraro makes a case against opting for XP instead of Vista on new computers, as many consumers are doing. XP and Vista share many of the same faults, he declares, but Vista requires less “tinkering.” Accept Vista, as the worst of its problems are now solved—or just buy a non-Windows computer. (More Windows XP stories.)

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