Say it ain’t so Microsoft, say it ain’t so…Long time companion to the personal computer has been finally put to rest today on Monday June 30th 2008. This, of course, after months and months of fighting from enraged XP users that did not want to convert to Vista. Today, a legend dies.
What will happen of XP?
Well that question cannot be fully answered. Right now, all that is known is that small computer business repair/builder shops will be able to still legally purchase XP for their business. Where else can you get XP? Well, their is also an extreme that must be done to get XP. Buy a netbook (such as the Eee PC) with XP already loaded on it (this is allowed by Microsoft) and you will have your dream come true.
Sadly for some users, XP will not be available to them anymore. Those that do not want netbooks or those who do not own a computer repair business are out of luck. Many dedicated XP users banned together and formed a petition to keep XP alive. However, this effort was all in vain.
On the positive side, XP will still be supported by Microsoft for the next six years (2014). Hopefully that will keep everybody happy until Windows 7 arrives at our door step. To this techie, nothing will change. Vista will just be replaced by Windows 7 and a save Vista petition will be bound to be created. *sigh* Nobody is ever happy.