Upgrade to Vista, Lose CompuServe Access
Thanks to Markham for forwarding this disturbing news for CIS users.
Microsoft Corporation will soon release a new computer operating system called Microsoft Vista. This new operating system is scheduled for consumer release in early 2007. Most consumers currently use earlier versions of Microsoft's operating system, like Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, or Windows ME, and may not plan to change the existing operating system on their computers.
If you do not plan to purchase and install the Vista operating system, your CompuServe® account will continue to function as it does today, and you can disregard this message.
If, however, you are a user who plans to purchase and install the Microsoft Vista operating system on your existing computer, please read the following message to ensure that you do not experience disruption to your CompuServe Internet service.
CompuServe software will not be compatible with Microsoft's new Vista operating system. If you are planning to upgrade to Vista, please be aware that doing so will mean that your CompuServe software will no longer function, and you will not be able to connect to the Internet using CompuServe. Members who decide to use the Microsoft Vista operating system will need to sign up for a different Internet service (see options below) prior to switching to Vista and cancel their existing CompuServe account.
The following are some alternative Internet Service Provider options to consider:
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We are currently evaluating options that will allow us to continue to provide CompuServe Internet access to our members who choose to use the Microsoft Vista operating system.