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Microsoft bows to pressure on XP

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by gkd_uk, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Moderator Moderator Webmaster

    Customer demand has forced Microsoft to extend the shelf life of Windows XP by five months.
    Microsoft was scheduled to stop selling the six-year-old operating system on 30 January 2008 to leave the field clear for Vista.

    Now the date on which many sellers of XP will no longer be able to offer it has been lengthened to 30 June 2008.

    Microsoft said the change was to help those customers that needed more time to make the switch to Vista.

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    In a statement Mike Nash, Microsoft's Windows product manager, said: "...maybe we were a little ambitious to think that we would need to make Windows XP available for only a year after the release of Windows Vista."

    He added that most of the other operating systems that Microsoft has produced were available for about two years after a new version shipped.

    The newest Microsoft operating system, Windows Vista, had a staged release between November 2006 and late January 2007.

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