Ballmer: We’d rethink XP phase out if customers show they want to keep it but so far they have not

“Microsoft could re-think plans to phase out its Windows XP operating system by June 30 if customers show they want to keep it but so far they have not, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said,” Reuters reports.

MacDailyNews Take: Delusional, mouth-powered-bulb-lighting, one-lucky-dorm-assignment, coattail-riding, monkey-boy-dancing, tongue-flapping, unqualified, bad-decision-making, crazy-ass… May he stay Microsoft’s CEO for as long as it takes!

Reuters continues, “‘XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies we can always wake up smarter but right now we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments,’ Ballmer told a news conference on Thursday.”

MacDailyNews Take: “Wake up smarter?” Typical CEO-speak nonsense. And, to anyone who says that Bill Gates is smart, we need only offer up his choice of CEO in rebuttal. We’d only be wrong if Gates’ secret goal is to see the company decimated within his lifetime.

Reuters continues, “Ballmer was speaking at a news conference called to announce the establishment of an ‘innovation centre’ in the Belgian city of Mons.”

MacDailyNews Take: What’s this “innovation centre” got, a direct satellite feed of Apple’s R&D department in Cupertino, CA? Or is it just a FedEx delivery point for Apple’s latest OSes, hardware, and applications like they have in Redmond?

Reuters continues in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Shawn P” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Note: The Associated Press reports that “Some 160,000 people already have signed an online Save XP Web petition who want Microsoft to keep selling it until the next version of Windows is released, currently targeted for 2010.” Full article here.

88 Comments

  1. “Some 160,000 people already have signed an online Save XP Web petition”

    Add to that the fact that Vista adoption in enterprise is almost nil, and that many, many consumers who receive Vista pre-installed on a new machine are “downgrading” to XP.

    But Ballmer insists that there is no demand to extend the life of XP.

    What an absolute imbecile. What a moron. What a maroon!

    If it weren’t for the fact that a cornered animal is very dangerous, he’s the perfect leader to take Microsoft into the next decade.

  2. To anyone who says that Bill Gates is smart, we need only offer up his choice of CEO in rebuttal.

    In (I think) last week’s issue of Time, Gates suggested that Ballmer should be considered for its year-end list of the 100 most influential people because of all he’s done for the tech world. The only explanation I can think of is that Ballmer must have incriminating photos of Bill from college or something.

  3. Yes XP is better and more stable than Vista, it’s better than the latest Mac OS as well IMHO.

    I played with a Mac for a few hours today, I didnt like it at all, the icons look very amateurish and it’s harder to find things on Mac.

  4. Innovation Center in Belgian City of Mons.

    Translation: What’s with these Europeans? Why are they always fining us? We need to find a mechanism to throw some of this filthy lucre their way. Just sending checks would be too obvious. We need to create an innovation center there so we can send billions and billions of dollars there and they will of course be spent on … innovation. Ya. That’s it. European innovation. Maybe that will shut them up.

  5. May Sith Ballmer reign o’er the Redmond kingdom for ever more.

    I read that Ballmer’s tongue is getting its own talk show.
    Gates’ butt is the first scheduled guest. They’ll sit around a big ass table, chat about the future of technology innovation with lots of blue screen effects for highlights. You must be MCSE certified to be in the studio audience. No exceptions.

  6. My ex just bought an PeeCee laptop with Windows Vista Home Basic and was going “loco” to get it for the first run.
    Install all the Virus Soft and so on……
    After a couple of hours playing around she could connect to internet wireless over my Time Capsule. Yipiiiieeee…
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    Now, after a couple of day’s she want to install the XP that she is using in her office.

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