Windows XPired

Windows XP is now retired. Now what?

Monday, July 7, 2008 by VistArtXPosed | Discussion: Windows XP

As we all know, June 30th was the last day to purchase a copy of Microsoft Windows XP. But why did they stop selling it so soon? Windows XP was a favorite OS among most PC users. I still believe that the majority of PC users run XP today. (I still run XP, [and Vista]). I have to agree that XP is much faster than Vista, under certain scenarios. And with the right software, XP can become more secure than Vista.

Are we forced into running Vista or will PCs users convert to Mac or Linux? What will be the future of PCs without XP? Will Windows 7 be good enough to qualify as an "XP Replacement"?

Please feel free to share your thoughts. It would be appreciated.

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Reply #41 Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:15 AM
Wait a minute, I run XP home and it is still working. Mine hasn't expired.   
Reply #42 Tuesday, July 15, 2008 1:15 PM
MS may have pulled the plug on XP but I can still get a copy from Newegg.

That may be so... for the time being. Some distributors still have XP copies because they started hoarding them months ago when MS announced the June cutoff date, but they won't have them for many years to come... too many people are coveting them and, unlike the bottomless cup of coffee McDonalds said would never run out, they're in limited supply and can't last that long.

XP's predecessors didn't last too long once MS pulled the plug, so we can reasonably assume that XP's fate is sealed... it has been superseded and will be pretty much obsolete as a (supported) OS in around 4 - 5 years, if not sooner.

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