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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IE6 isn't as much as a problem as you might think. There is browsium, which basically lets you run IE6 as a plugin to later versions of IE.

Microsoft have enterprise customers that is why they have these massively long support cycles.

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phoenix Member since:

Not to mention, Windows 7 Pro includes XPMode, which gives you an XP install in a VM with seamless integration for installed apps. Meaning, you can run IE6 via XPMode just like any other application. You can even run IE9 (Windows 7) alongside IE6 (XPMode).

We use XPMode everyday to run Simply Accounting 2003, which will not install on Windows 7.

Edited 2012-11-28 16:36 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:

I had forgotten about that.

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