Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jun 2010 21:56 UTC
Windows Yes, the day is finally drawing closer: the day Windows XP died. October 22, 2010 will be the final and definitive day for the venerable operating system, since OEMs will no longer be able to pre-load it on netbooks after that day. I might not make myself popular around here with this, but thank god, it's about time that pile of junk is taken behind the shed.
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why people still cling to winXP
by jabbotts on Fri 11th Jun 2010 22:36 UTC
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Migration costs. Unless you want minimal functionality out of a "home" version, you'll be paying a noticeable license fee to upgrade past winXP. Another is familiarity. While techs are generally ready to exploit and familiarize with a new desktop (and, even then it's surprising how many are not), regular user are not general adventurous.

Win7 may be awsome sauce with chocolate sprinkles but in many cases, it will only replace winXP as fast as new machines are purchased pre-installed unless the consumer is very adventurous or the org is deep pockets.

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