Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:40 UTC
Windows Microsoft will shutter its Windows XP line June 30, as planned, ceasing sales of Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home to retailers and direct OEMs, Microsoft confirmed to eWEEK April 3. The statement from Redmond executives ends weeks of speculation that Microsoft would extend the life of the operating system as users turn up their nose at Vista, the operating system meant to supplant XP, and OEMs argue lighter versions of desktops and notebooks don't have the juice to run Vista.
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I guess the OEM's will be stocking up
by gfacer on Thu 3rd Apr 2008 22:44 UTC
gfacer
Member since:
2005-11-10

I can see the distributions channels filling up now if that is the case. XP still has lots of life left for corporate and even (especially?) small businesses like mine. Hopefully there are enough licenses in the wild (ie ebay, surplus corporate PCs) to always give us an option.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I don't really know what to say except... dumb asses.

As a serious question, how long after XP's release, did they no longer sell Windows 2000? Or ME, or 98, etc.

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