@Duhwho So what you're saying is that after an individual buys a Microsoft operating system they wont get any additional support at all?? Or less than a year lang ang use?? Support? Diko gets dude kung bakit mo masabi yan... When XP was first released.. Before I bought my copy I made sure I met the minimum requirements.. Got my copy and installed.. I didnt see any problems with it.. It was pretty darn fast. Faster than any other MS OS at that time. It still is. Sa opinion ko lang.. XP was released just after ME was released. That time dami nag reklamo kase sobrang bilis daw.. Everybody put XP down. Ngayon pinatagalan ng Microsoft ang release ng Vista. And XP has been around for a very long time na.. As in mas nauna pa nga narelease ng Apple ang bagong Mac OS kaysa sa vista. Fact is until now sige sige parin free updates and service packs ng xp. You're complaining na sobrang dali lang ang support ng microsoft samantala ang iba naman nagrereklamo kase ang tagal na ng xp. Kum baga.. ang dating is.. Apple users are enjoying the new mac os.. WE WANT VISTA TOO!! Truth is even after vista's official birth microsoft will still release another service pack and updates for xp and it will continue to do so and support XP for another 2-3 years that will be the approximate transition time/period for people to switch to Vista. For me that's a long time and even people with w@rez copies of XP will still be able to get the additional updates as well. Even windows 98 still has a linux-like community based support hanggang ngayon despite microsoft already discontinued official support for it. And think about it dude.. SuSE, Mandrake, Ubuntu and other major linux flavors release a new version in an almost yearly basis.. Exception nalang siguro ang bagong Ubuntu kase every 3 years na ang bagong program nila after dapper's release. Almost all linux distros has security updates as well.. Most distros are free and some are not.... Anyways, if linux distros have the right to release newer versions annually or bi-annually why cant Microsoft? Apple releases a newer mac os regularly, Xandros has a new version almost every year too! And both also cost money and are also proven to be hackable. Microsoft operating systems have always been the easiest desktop platforms. It may not be perfect but the people working in the background.. Not Bill Gates nor Steve Ballmer but the real hard working people (some are even pinoys) are doing a good job finding out about the flaws and trying to fix them flaws. Sa mga MS haters naman wag nalang sila sana gumamit ng MS based software if they hate MS so much. Dami naman dyan ibang alternatives dba.. Anyways I enjoyed this thread.. hehehe Basta ako, I am not gonna make myself a hypocrite and try to bring down a product that is part of my daily life or worst.. Pirate/steal and use a product and tell everybody it sucks.