Windows XP will finally, really die in 3 years

Windows XP logoNo seriously this time...

Microsoft is claiming it will finally put an end to Windows XP - which became something of the de facto operating system for the better part of 10 years - by 2014.

Of course, by now many people have either purchased a new computer with Vista or Windows 7 pre-installed, or they've gone to the trouble to update a PC that used to run Windows XP.

But we're just talking about individual consumers here. When it comes to businesses, that's a whole other story. Companies that have networks of hundreds of computers, all powered by XP, are sometimes hesitant to upgrade.

Since 2001, Windows XP has gone on to sell hundreds upon hundreds of millions of licenses. You'd be hard-pressed to find any adult, at least in the US, who hasn't used XP. It's unclear, however, exactly how many of those licenses remain active and in use today.

"Wouldn't it be great if the glory days lasted forever? But reality is trophies get dusty, records are broken, and what it took to be the best 10 years ago just isn't enough for today's standards," wrote Microsoft's Stephen Rose in a blog post.

"Things get better, faster. And eventually, it's time to move from good enough to something much better," Rose encouraged.

The final day for Windows XP support will be April 8, 2014. However, just because Microsoft is pulling support doesn't mean the OS won't continue to live on. There are bound to be some stubborn and/or cheap companies that hold onto XP even though it will slowly become inoperable with software and online interfaces.

Source: TG Daily

Tags: Microsoft, Windows XP

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The smartwatch is reportedly being released alongside the Galaxy Note9 with some new tech on board
 
Not to be confused with a flip phone which separates the display from the hinge
 
The PCI-SIG has announced that PCIe 4.0 specification is finished
 
The report even mentions that AMD developed the Navi GPU architecture specifically
 
Intel has alreadt started production of XMM 7560 modem chips
 
The Galaxy Note 9 was previously expected to ship with a 3,850mAh battery
 
New update claimed to reduce system stability issues by 20%
 
The new silicon could let Intel design 20-core and 22-core SKUs for the X299 Express chipset
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)