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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XP x64
by judgen on Wed 28th Nov 2012 18:04 UTC
judgen
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2006-07-12

For those customers that bought XP x64 when released, how long support will they have? (released 2005)

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RE: XP x64
by phoenix on Wed 28th Nov 2012 19:28 in reply to "XP x64"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

64-bit XP is XP in name only. It's really a bastardised Windows Server 2003 with some extra GUI bits added in to make it "look'n feel" like XP. The less everyone talks about it, the better. ;) Just let it disappear into the closet, never to be seen again.

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RE[2]: XP x64
by lucas_maximus on Thu 29th Nov 2012 09:07 in reply to "RE: XP x64"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I liked it ...

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RE: XP x64
by zima on Tue 4th Dec 2012 11:35 in reply to "XP x64"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

XP64 was IIRC always getting updates in concert with 2003 (XP64 being a sort of "2003 Workstation", more related to 2k3 than to XP32) - maybe check the future support life cycle for 2k3?

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