Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:42 UTC
Windows "I can't count how many times people have asked me if Windows XP would be available on new PCs following Vista's release. In the near term, the answer is as much a factor of user demand and OEM and system builder policies. That said, Microsoft will make Windows XP available for from 12 to 24 months after Vista's general availability, depending on the sales channel."
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Not that bad actually
by sukru on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 21:40 UTC
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Considering XP, Vista and 2000 Professional before them are "desktop" operating systems, and XP being released in 2001, a 7 years support term is more than enough for most people. (And it's actually ten years for business contracts)

To make a comparison one can look at these sites:

RedHat also provides supports up to seven years, so they're pretty much similar.

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