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Windows XP Will No Longer Be Available After January 2008


Windows XP will stop being available on new PCs from the end of January 2008.

Microsoft has confirmed that from 31 January 2008 large PC makers, such as Dell, HP and Toshiba, will no longer be able to buy licenses for the software so they can’t install it on new machines.

It also found that 79% of those questioned were using Windows XP on their home PC.
Robert Epstein, Microsoft's European spokesman on Windows licencing, said: "There's no significant change with XP compared with how we have done it with other operating systems."
All versions of XP, including those made for media centre or tablet PCs, will be affected by this decision.

Well im still going to use my Windows Xp coz i havent seen much changes in Windows Vista rather than its looks.

This may be Bill Gates business policy for increasing the sales of Windows Vista because a poll released in early April suggests that Vista has yet to win over significant numbers of potential customers and so Windows XP is being retired to make way for Windows Vista.

Ref: Microsft.com, BBC News

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 written by