Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 28th Nov 2012 01:24 UTC
Windows The clock is ticking for XP users, with Microsoft ending support with its final security update after 11 years on April 8, 2014. Netmarketshare's desktop browser statistics show 40% of users are still using XP, totalling about 500 million users (versus Windows 7 at 45% and Vista at 6%). Gartner and Forrester analysts predict that 10% to 20% of enterprise PCs will be running XP after April 2014. Options for companies include: speed up XP conversions, sign up for Microsoft's Custom Support Program for after-retirement support, and add a supported browser to XP to replace unsupported IE8.
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11 years?!
by techweenie1 on Wed 28th Nov 2012 03:53 UTC
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If I recall correctly, Windows XP came out in the autumn of 2001, so April 2014 would be 12.5 years.

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RE: 11 years?!
by larwilliams2 on Wed 28th Nov 2012 05:44 in reply to "11 years?!"
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It did. Not sure how such a basic mistake got through.

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RE: 11 years?!
by benali72 on Wed 28th Nov 2012 06:04 in reply to "11 years?!"
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Maybe 11 years from 2001 to 2012? (but that's not what they said, is it).

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