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Redmond (WA) - Microsoft has announced that it plans to extend its support of Windows XP, its nearly seven-year-old operating system, because many computers in the market today are simply unable to run Windows Vista.

With the release of Vista early last year, Microsoft had planned to stop selling XP on June 30, 2008. Microsoft has decided to push that back because of what it calls a rise in the number of ultra low cost PCs.

Microsoft XP launched in October of 2001 and since then has become the best-selling operating system ever. So when Windows Vista came out, it was difficult to convince people to upgrade their system. Computer illiterate and tech enthusiasts alike were too comfortable with XP. There were also legendary problems with some programs not working on Vista, though many of those have now been fixed.

Low-cost computers, like the One Laptop Per Child $200 laptop or Intel's Classmate PC, rely on XP and would be forced to turn away from Microsoft if it stopped supporting its last-generation OS.

Microsoft has now set the phase out date of XP to June 30, 2010. Ironically, that's when the software giant was expected to release its successor to Vista. This week's announcement sheds serious doubt as to whether Windows 7 will come out in 2010 at all.
TG Daily

I didn't see this news posted yet...
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great find, very happy to hear this. XP is great cannot wait for the official SP3 release. I tried the RC last night of SP3 and my comp ran noticibly slower when opening folders and other windows related tasks. Gaming though did not notice any changes. Promptly removed SP3 and will wait for the official.

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i think its a stretch to say that with the XP support being pushed back until 2010 is some sort of sign that se7en will not release on time...

connecting dots that aren't really there...

I would take this more on the note of, when se7en comes out, XP will no longer be supported. nothing more, nothing less...
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lol, so now M$ will phase out 2 generations back when a new one comes out? Interesting. If they're started this already Win98/ME would have gotten phased out for Vista.

I think it just happens to be about every 5 years, except in this case, because Vista will be newest gen only for 3 years if Win7 releases on time (5% chance of that).
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*sigh*
Microsoft needs to stop treading water and make up their mind.
    
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very good new for us xp gamers. i see no need to go vista. i have used it.
if you configer it ALOT AND I MEAN ALOT!! spend a few hrs tweaking the os. it boot just like xp one fast.

i did a boot time test with my 9300 and my former 2nd laptop a compaq c700.
and i saw very little different in speed after configuring vista. if u get rid OF ALL THE CRAP THAT MICROSOFT PUTS IN IT. then the os isnt that bad. given i have never gamed with vista so i dont know the bugs. it takes alot of tweaking to get vista hardware friendly if that the right word for it. TO ME DX10 IS A JOKE. THERE not much quality differents so it like a new dx9 to me just to boost fps. that why dx10 can be made for xp. if it was a quality thing then i would see a reason to go vista. there is no reason yet to go vista. let alone build a new computer for vista. it is a waist of money the way i see technology going u only need a new upgrade like every 2-5 years or more. my friend had a p4ht 2.8 ddr400 with a x850 and that thing runs all the latest games on good settings. the way intel and nvidia been going is that i have SEEN VERY LITTLE IMPROVEMNT like 1 thousands of a second improvement. unless the tech industry stops picking there noses and puts somthing out worth buying then it not worth buying anything that 3k rig. for example the 9 seriose is joke. it basically a rebadged version of the 8 seriose. if amd got off there ass and tried harder then in genral the public would be winning cuz new technology would come out faster thus everthing would get cheaper. my dell 9300 plays everthing and the card and the cpu is like 2 years old. intel and nvidia i think has ALOT UP THERE SLEEVE IN SECRETS. OF UN REALEASE TECHNOLOGY. THAT IS proven buy nvida g92 in the g80 seriose. and the 3mb of cache on the new intel cpu. the problem is that amd is REALLY SLOWING THE MARKET. amd intel.
amd nvidia. the buy of ati was good for amd it helped them stay alive but bad for the graphic industry because amd does not have alot of money or good enough reasearchers development department. to compete with them. i think amd is doing what time warner did to aol. sux them drive of profit
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the winner neither they booted almost the same time
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woah cool! Now I can skip Vista and go straight to Seven!

Not sure if I want to pay for seven, or if I want to upgrade my mom and brother's PCs to it from Vista, but I'll find a way
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I know you looked, but it was posted under news as "the OS that refuses to die" or something like that.....
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