Linked by David Adams on Wed 14th Jul 2010 21:28 UTC, submitted by No Body
Windows Microsoft originally said that new owners of Windows 7 who wanted to downgrade to XP would only have until 2011 to do so, but now the company has changed its mind and extended support for the old operating system until 2020.
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RE: Comment by wigry
by JAlexoid on Thu 15th Jul 2010 15:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by wigry"
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So unless Windows XP stops working with Microsoft next-gen server platforms or on new computers, the corporations will continue deploy that standard XP image.

And if Microsoft breaks that compatibility they would be alienating a lot of wealthy corporations. Except for A/D, everything else in Microsoft's stack is surprisingly replaceable for the right price*.

* - Witch just happens to be lower than upgrading all corporate workstations to latest and greatest MS OS.

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