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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Security features in Vista/7 like UAC, DEP, ASLR, and registry protection make life far more difficult for malware creators. There are long lists of exploits that were stopped by one or more of these technologies but had no problem attacking XP.

The situation is made worse by all the old XP machines with updates off or have an older browser installed.

The other problem with XP is that it holds back developers in areas like DirectX 10 and WPF/Aero rendering.

XP was great compared to 98 but 7 is much better. This is great news that they are phasing out XP. All you HTML5 advocates should be happy since XP users tend to stick with IE and IE9 is Vista/7 only.

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