Thursday, March 06, 2008

Microsoft extends production of Windows XP until June 2008


Microsoft planned to phase-out Windows XP last January 30 but it was extended up to June 2008 in response to feedback from computer manufacturers who said that there were customers who still wanted to buy the older operating system. More after the jump

Mike Nash, a Microsoft corporate vice president, was quoted as saying that the company was "a little ambitious to think that it would need to make Windows XP available for only a year after the release of Windows Vista," referring to the fact that it typically makes its older OS available for two years after the launch of a new one.

Also, this gave Vista Business / Ultimate customers a "downgrade to XP" option amidst complaints over its latest operating system

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