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 Apr 08, 2009 - 08:29 AM - by Michael
* XP gets "end of life" marker next week

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WinXP's hitting another of its "end of life" markers next week - a bit odd for MS to do this, since it's still their best selling product (and they just extended OEM sales windows again). But still, as of next week they go into "security fix only" mode:
"The only thing extended support buys you is creation of new non-security fixes, at a hefty fee for each one. After all these years, most people figure that most of the functional bugs [in XP] are already worked out," he said. In the past, most customers would already have moved to a newer platform before this deadline arrived. But because there was such a long gap between XP and Vista, customers have had only a couple of years to make the transition. Many customers have also chosen to skip Vista and go straight to Windows 7, once this becomes available. Microsoft said that companies now have an opportunity to look at their options for a transition away from XP.

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