Windows XP: I'm Not Dead Yet(?)

By  |  Monday, April 6, 2009 at 11:24 am

Windows XP LogoWell, Microsoft just can’t seem to quit Windows XP. It is now being reported that the company has given HP an extension to continue selling the aging OS until April 10, 2010.

The rumor’s source is fairly dubious — it comes from AppleInsider, which typically only reports on Apple rumors, and even there its accuracy rate has not been the best. In any case, it claims the information comes from a source within HP.

If true, it would mean that Microsoft would essentially offer XP and Windows 7 side by side with at least one manufacturer for possibly as long as six months. While no firm date has been announced for Windows 7’s launch, it is expected to debut later this year.

Support for XP officially from Microsoft will end on April 14, save for important security updates. If this rumor is true, it may be worthwhile to watch Redmond over the next week to see if they go ahead and push the support cut-off for the OS once more.

I always thought Microsoft would end up doing this, especially with the number of netbooks still coming out preloaded with XP.

Comments are closed


Comments are closed.