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XP has 1,000 Days To Live

Nothing lasts forever, least of all software. Most organisms don't know the date of their death. For XP, a hunk of software, we know the precise date: April 8, 2014 -- which is when official support ends.

I have mixed feelings but I do know that many of you like XP, understand how to quickly fix common problems and prefer to use it until it makes sense for you to move to Win 7, Win 8 or something else (like the Mac or a pure Web/cloud play).

And here's another issue: Until recently, about half of the netbooks carried by Best Buy were XP. That makes it a pretty current OS.

What are your thoughts on XP support? Come clean at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 07/20/2011 at 1:18 PM


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