Friday, April 24, 2009

Windows XP

As of 14 April 2009, Windows XP has entered the "Extended Support" phase of its lifecycle which means PSS/CSS will answer calls for assistance, you will receive security patches, but nothing non-security related will be released.

Now, since so many people are still installing XP Pro on new machines instead of Vista, I think Microsoft needs to rething their Lifecycle terms. Instead of basing it on the first day a product hits the market, it should be based on the day that OEM "downgrade" rights expire. This would mean that XP Pro - still the most widely deployed and used MS desktop OS, would still be in support now and shortly into the life of Windows 7 (because Vista was such a monumental flop).


The Outspoken Wookie

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