Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:24 UTC
Windows The clock is ticking for XP users, with Microsoft ending support with its final security update after 11 years on April 8, 2014. Netmarketshare's desktop browser statistics show 40% of users are still using XP, totalling about 500 million users (versus Windows 7 at 45% and Vista at 6%). Gartner and Forrester analysts predict that 10% to 20% of enterprise PCs will be running XP after April 2014. Options for companies include: speed up XP conversions, sign up for Microsoft's Custom Support Program for after-retirement support, and add a supported browser to XP to replace unsupported IE8.
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Comment by Stephen!
by Stephen! on Fri 30th Nov 2012 16:41 UTC
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Why does Microsoft allow extended support for XP to drag on for so long? With the large majority of businesses dependent on Windows, shouldn't they have enough clout to force the issue, by killing off support for XP a lot sooner and a lot of businesses would have to upgrade, simply because they need Microsoft and don't have much alternative.

Edited 2012-11-30 16:42 UTC

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