Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 12:45 UTC
Windows "Microsoft set out to adopt a formal and rigid support lifecycle in 2002, back at a time when most analysts were expecting to see Windows Vista within a couple of years. My own point of view was that this lifecycle business had a lot to do with Microsoft's then-new volume licensing scheme, which among other things is oriented towards selling software subscriptions. If you're buying a subscription for software, you can see how lifecycle plans become important. However, delays in Windows Vista coupled with a questionable approach to 'consumer' products means that 2007 will carry a few surprises unless policy changes are made at Redmond."
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RE: XP Pro, too?
by Bit_Rapist on Wed 4th Jan 2006 20:13 UTC in reply to "XP Pro, too?"
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Extended support is not slated to end for XP Pro until 2011 according to your link.

Mainstream support is ending, meaning no new OS features.

Seriously anyone expecting new features in an OS that shipped in 2001 without getting an upgrade (al'a vista) is smoking crack.

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