Goodbye Windows XP

Posted on April 14, 2009


Windows XP, the world’s most used operating system. Fast, clean and rock solid, it’s great for getting stuff done. However, like all good things, it has to come to an end.

Windows XP mysteriously dissaperaed from all store shelves last June, however, like all Microsoft’s products, it continued to receive support for about a year afterwards. Then, it happened.

As of today all mainstream Windows XP users will get almost completely cut off from support. Only critical updates will be received. People who want to continue to get support will have to pay for Microsoft’s extended service plan, which ends April 8,2014. Then it’s hello Windows 7! However, as youtube user AnimeMusicHere2Watch points out, not everybody’s so thrilled about this. Here’s what he said via youtube comments:

Vista isn’t the best for office work. Only games and entertainment. But Vista isn’t that great because overall, there are many glitches and faults with it that XP hadn’t had because Vista is so new and Microsoft is just too lazy to patch the damn system.

*Note: I have edited the original message slightly for clarity and to fix spelling/grammar mistakes.

I actually agree with that message completely. I mean, XP is a solid system and has been working fine for businesses ever since it came out. Programs have been developed for it, people have been trained on how to use it, pretty much every piece of hardware ever made is compatible with it and now Microsoft just wants everybody to switch to a system that is slower and has tons of compatibility issues? I don’t think so. I mean, are businesses really ready to shell out millions of dollars for new software and hardware? On top of that, employees need to be trained on how to use all this new hardware and software. Can’t Microsoft just let XP keep on going? It’s not like they haven’t done it before, Windows 3. freaking 1 just got discontinued in 2008! That’s 16 years! Wayyyy longer than XP’s life.

Anyways, businesses, set your calendars for April 8th 2014. For the rest of you, start writing those complaint letters.

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