Saturday, October 23, 2010

XP Installation Being Discontinued on New PCs

October 22nd, 2010, was the last day Microsoft's Windows XP operating system (OS) was installed on new PCs. The ubiquitous OS survived right at a decade, its life extended by the poor reception of Windows Vista, its successor. All new PCs will use Windows 7.

Microsoft's profile has suffered in the last decade, as it tried to move into several Web-related fields and failed at most of them, from MSN to Messenger, and more, Microsoft has found a lot of support for its X-Box gaming system, but dwindling support for its once ruling OS. Part of the reason for that was the rush of such OS as 98+, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium, et. al., followed by an unusually long wait period for the release of Vista.

© C Harris Lynn, 2010

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