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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by Luminair on Fri 4th Apr 2008 01:45 UTC
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As far as I know, XP will still work after June. So I don't know where this "Dies" thing came from.

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by lteo on Fri 4th Apr 2008 03:49 in reply to "what"
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It'll still work. It's just that Microsoft will no longer sell new copies of XP on June 30.

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by Darkelve on Fri 4th Apr 2008 06:38 in reply to "what"
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I suppose... security updates will stop?

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by gavin.mccord on Fri 4th Apr 2008 10:49 in reply to "RE: what"
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Mainstream support XP Home ends 14 April 2009, Extended support 4 August, 2014. According to their policy, security updates for consumer products last at least until the end of the Mainstream support phase.

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