Save Windows XP (english version)
Posted by ironfist72 στο Φεβρουαρίου 2, 2008
In the 80s we lived (perhaps) the most insignificant-important victory of consumers.
Story:The Coca – Cola Company decides to change the classic recipe with a new one. The consumers react and the company is forced to restore the old recipe. (And I do not believe that this it harmed the interests of company, opposite)
In few months from now another company, Microsoft, intends to stops the disposal of the most reliable software (XP) And that will (eventually) lead to stop the support of software in question. This is what must awake us as consumers.
Because the passage from the XP to the VISTA is not something that can become blood-freely. Sites and magazines report that the cost for the medium domestic user – excluding the cost of acquisition of software it will amount in the 200 with 500 Euros. ( only upgrade of memory and change of graphic card)
It’s like blackmail. “If you want to use your computer, buy a new” Because if only the above are the things someone has to change, include the money you have to spend buying VISTA, we reach the cost of a brand new computer, with current prices, that simply fulfill the minimal specifications in order to “run” the VISTA.
It is as if you have a 7 years old car, that has been proved ”dog” (in Greeks it means good and reliable) and suddenly the company that produces it say to you “Buddy, in 6 months from now, parts ends, service ends, you have to buy our new model, if you want to continue driving”
Therefore it’s time we -as consumers- to react and stop companies from lead us like sheep.That’s why all users of the internet -not only the XP users- MUST participate in a world protest that has begun few days before, titled “Saving windows XP”
And it does not have to do only with the particular subject. It has to do with the message that will pass in each company over the world. It has also to do, with a message to all sort of consumers organizations that exist and the only thing they do is to make meaningless statements and presences in television programs.(and most of them are paid from our taxes) that if do not change , if do not correspond in their role, then, we, the simple citizens will “cancel” them.
That’s why, we must use the power internet offers us and claim our rights. So, anyone who is reading this article, has to visit the following web page to add his own signature of protest to Microsoft. As he owe to propagate the news and the way of reaction that exists. The home page of the site that can someone signs against the decision of Microsoft is listed below: