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Microsoft’s “Mojave” Test For Windows XP Users Is A Success?

27 Jul

Majove Experiment

Majove Experiment

On Tuesday, July 29th Microsoft’s “Majove Experiment” site will go live, presumably with video of the “new” Windows, code named “Majove”, test for 120 Vista bashing XP users.

Interesting only because of the Vista disenfranchisement felt, apparently, by users who have never even SEEN the OS,  let alone given it a “working” chance.

Tune in Tuesday, July 29th.

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Posted by on July 27, 2008 in Computing

 

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11 responses to “Microsoft’s “Mojave” Test For Windows XP Users Is A Success?

  1. mxsive

    July 29, 2008 at 8:20 AM

    Hahaha… That has got to be one of the best come backs of all. It is so true how gullible people are. I hear a lot about how disenfranchised people are with Vista and it is basically the same answer. What is worse is the people I know that USE Vista and think it is such a poor OS… If you as specifically what they do not like well, they never actually have had any problems with it but you know it is just bad.

    To funny…

     
  2. Tom

    July 29, 2008 at 8:13 PM

    @mxsive: I’m running into this as well. People are telling me that Vista is just sooooo bad. I ask them what is wrong with it and they respond with, “its full of bugs”. I find out that most of them don’t even use Vista.

     
  3. Christopher

    July 29, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    @mxsive,@Tom
    It appears that the power of negative hype from a few well read tech “guru’s” and bloggers has almost been enough to blunt Microsoft’s mega-hype machine.

    The truth is, however, that time has been just what was needed to iron what few driver issues there were, at least with the hardware on my machine. Even then, the driver issues I had were not Microsoft’s fault, they were ATI’s and BitDefender’s.

    It really should be noted that those people who experienced the lions share of problems were those who upgraded, in spite of the cautions that this would not be a smooth process for those who do.

     
  4. Joel

    July 31, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    I used to mess around with Linux a few years back (when I had time) and just loved all the eye candy that you could enable. I would change the theme of my desktop every week. I got that out of my system though and because of that, XP works fine.

    The actors, err… randomly chosen people in the “Majove Experiment” seemed a little scripted to me. Looks more like an advertisement that a credible test. I’m Just Sayin’

     
  5. Lee

    September 10, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    My daughter works at Air Products. One of the largest employers in the Lehigh Valley. She said they changed to vista. Her screen freezes up, and they all are having trouble using vista. Why in the world would you change from XP? Doesn’t make sense to me. If you have an excellent program, why mess with it. Work on making XP even better if that’s possible. With vista a great number of people are going with Apple. Hello, let’s wake up.
    Lee

     
  6. Mike

    September 10, 2008 at 10:24 PM

    I have used Vista, and hate it more than any operating system ever used. I’ve been around since the DOS days, saw Windows come onto the scene (a friend of mine helped write the MS code for IBM in 1974), remember 3.1, 3.11, etc.

    Let’s face it, for anyone who has been around computers for more than a decade or two, Apple computers have historically performed better on memory utilization and releasing (after apps closed). Now, Vista takes PC computers even further away from the memory performance of Macs.

    This stupid exercise in futility, trying to woo the average user back to embracing Vista is idiotic. Give them a chance to really use it, see it crash, experience the incompatibility problems. Microsoft needs a primer. XP = good; Vista = BAD. Bad, Vista, Bad. See Vista crash. Crash, Vista, crash.

    I guarantee that any XP machine will perform better with 2Gb of RAM than any amount of excess RAM in a Vista machine (that it still won’t recognize and fully utilize). Congratulations Microsoft, your Vista OS has turned more people to Apple than anything you’ve ever released.

    I suppose it’s a good thing MS invested in Apple!

     
  7. Christopher

    September 11, 2008 at 7:03 AM

    Mike,

    I have used every OS Microsoft made for the consumer market since Windows 1, in 1985. I have also written applications for Win95, Win98 (+SE),WinME and WinXP.

    From a programmers perspective, WinXP was by far the better OS to develop for; it was far more stable and didn’t have the breadth of memory issues that the earlier OS’s did. I have not written anything for Vista, and cannot comment on the “ease of use” from that perspective.

    WinXP however, like Vista, had enormous problems with adoption resistance; something most people seem to have forgotten about. Cut and paste ANY of the anti-Vista rants and replace the word Vista with XP and you will see very little difference with the noisy belligerence we used to hear a while back.

    Check out this: http://www.computergripes.com/WindowsXP.html

    I currently use Vista and have from the first weeks it was released. It works, and for me it works wonderfully…once the driver issue’s were resolved. The OS has not crashed since the day I purchased the computer…I couldn’t even come close to saying that with WinXP…

    I’m not saying that there aren’t issues that need resolution here, but I am saying Vista is actually quite good, as far as OS’s are concerned, and THAT was the point of the Mojave test. When given a “fair” chance and judged on it’s own merits people like it. Even the anti-Vista crowd.

    If ignorance prevails and more people move towards MacOS so be it. I don’t think it matters in the long run…I mean, it’s not like the new MacOS has any issues, right? Cripes!

     
  8. Cathy

    September 15, 2008 at 6:02 AM

    When I started using computers, it was the DOS operating system and have used most of the “Window” operating systems. Yes, it takes awhile to get used to it. I am sure in the future when they change from Vista to “whatever” MS will have the same complaints. I have used Vista since March 2008. I like it.

     
  9. madbeachdogs

    September 27, 2008 at 8:33 PM

    Well I bought a new toshiba with vista. Dear GOD,
    help me to never make that mistake again.

    One of the sorriest things I have ever done!!!!
    I condemn vista to hell. That is the most confusing
    and screwed up systems ever. There is nothing I have tried to do that has actually worked. Then,
    OF COURSE, THERE ARE NO USER INSTRUCTIONS in the
    program!!!

    THE CURSOR.,.,WHAT CURSOR. That lasted about 2-3
    weeks. Now it’s working in the dark.

    Then I found out NONE OF THE PROGRAMS I OWN will
    work on that sorry piece of crap!!!!
    YOU HAVE TO GUY EVERYTHING ELSE – AGAIN to work
    with vista. Cameras, printers, faxes, copiers,
    games, etc., etc.
    THAT WAS NOT IN WRITING ANYWHERE – NO WARNING!!!!

    The machine has been sitting on a shelf, although
    it is hard to resist the urge to start SMASHING
    things with THAT PIECE OF CRAP. But if I can take
    out that vista garbage, waste of money, crap program, then I will put in a new Windows XP, yes,

    WINDOWS XP, nothing else but, WINDOWS XP, yes of course, WINDOWS XP.
    MICROSOFT – YOU WILL NOT FOOL ME AND STEAL FROM ME AGAIN.

     
  10. Christopher

    September 28, 2008 at 12:32 AM

    madbeachdogs: There is no reason you couldn’t put XP on that laptop.

    I suppose if I were having terminal problems like that I might be tempted to downgrade as well, but luckily I have had no problems other than the initial driver issues months ago.

     
  11. Roadrunner_426hemi

    November 14, 2008 at 9:41 AM

    I don’t see what the big deal is about the whole windows vista and xp thing. I guess it is that people don’t like change. I have two computers in the house that i am living in and one runs xp and mine runs off of vista and my laptop is faster and i think it is easier to get around the os. People don’t think or thy before they judge and what steers them away from change is the fact that bad news travels faster than good news and in this day and age you just can’t judge a book buy its cover. So anyone who hasn’t used vista and are bashing it try it and then make your judgment. and if you can’t do that then just shut up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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