Since You Don’t Want XP, It’s Done

Posted: April 27, 2008 in Beware, Computer Related, From Me, Trivia
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Microsoft could re-think plans to phase out its Windows XP operating system by June 30 if customers show they want to keep it but so far they have not, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said.

“XP will hit an end-of-life. We have announced one. If customer feedback varies we can always wake up smarter but right now we have a plan for end-of-life for new XP shipments”, Ballmer told reporters at a news conference on Thursday.
Microsoft has announced that it will stop licensing Windows XP to computer makers and end retail sales by June 30.

Ballmer said that most retailers sell computers with Vista, the latest version of its Windows operating system, and most consumers are choosing to buy Vista.

“In the business environment, we still have customers who are buying PCs with XP” because information technology departments often have to work with old machines, he said.

Vista requires high-speed central processing units (CPUs) that are only installed in newer machines.

The news conference was to announce the opening of a regional Microsoft office and an agreement with the Belgian railway company.



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