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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RE[3]: comment by kedwards
by nt_jerkface on Sun 13th Jun 2010 07:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: comment by kedwards"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

So you are saying Windows XP doesn't provide a good user experience to its users?


The experience is adequate but the security is not.


Once a user finds out that Windows XP cannot operate a new piece of software/hardware they want to use, will migrate to a new version.


True, and that is going to take a while since for most Windows software it would still be cost effective to build for XP even it only had 10% share. The cost of maintaining backwards compatibility is very low which will ensure plenty of new software for XP users.

That's why I was glad to see MS announce IE9 for Vista/7 only since most software companies can't afford to ignore XP.

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