Micrososft to end non-security support of XP

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Micrososft to end non-security support of XP

[QUOTE]The fact that it will still be selling XP machines after this discontinuation is a testament to the OS's strong public image, but it also puts Microsoft in a strange position. Aside from new sales, an estimated 63 percent of internet-connect computers have Windows XP installed (as of March 2009), versus a mere 24 percent with Windows Vista. In short, Microsoft is in the curious position of ending support for its most widely used product.

Laurence Painell, Windows marketing manager at Microsoft UK reassures customers that while the majority of product-related (i.e. mainstream) support will be ended, key security updates will not. He states, "We will provide critical security fixes via Windows Update for all editions of XP until 2014."[/QUOTE]

[URL=http://www.dailytech.com/Mainstream+Support+for+Windows+XP+Ends+Next+Week/article14797.htm]Link to full story[/URL]

In the works. But it will be small.