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[IDM] Microsoft to extend Windows XP support until 2010

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June 5, 2008: Microsoft has announced that it is again extending the lifespan of Windows XP, saying that licensing to low-cost desktop systems.

No doubt driven by the ultraportable and ultra-cheap laptop and PC craze, Microsoft will continue to license and support the aging OS until 2010 – just as Windows 7, the successor to its beleaguered Vista, is released.

Microsoft says the extension is aimed at low-cost Nettops - basic PCs users can surf the web, email, and type up documents on.
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wow 2010 :O
    
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Thats great to here. I don't see any incentive to move to Vista(yet). There has to be a sane reason to move from xp--->vista. It shouldn't be just for the sake of upgrading. You are just wasting money.

Vista to me is still a flasher version of Xp imho.
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Good crack
I'm not a fan of vista
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Great news for all the ITX desktop and mini-laptops coming out. For my sig rig, Vista is still the only way to go though.
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It's June 5th already? Its 8:52pm PST for me .
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then it'll be Vista vs Windows 7.... smart move for those of us skipping vista. i hope they push SP3 back out then.
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Thats great news!! Though i have no problems with vista....
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post #9 of 27
That's stupid. Good job at making it hard for people to move on Microsoft. This could also hinder the acceleration of 64-bit OS adoption.
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post #10 of 27
Wasn't this mentioned a while back that only XP Home edition will be offered to the ultra small portables for a while? I guess this just gives a time frame.

Mainstream support has always been till 2009, extended support till 2014.
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