View Full Version : MS Supports WindowsXP through 2014

06-24-2008, 05:41 PM
In an unprecedented move, Microsoft has committed to providing support services for its soon to be retired Windows XP through 2014 -- a full 13 years after the operating system was originally released.
Information Week (http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/operatingsystems/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208800494)

06-24-2008, 05:56 PM
yes we know they stated they were to support XP with updates till 2014 last year.

06-24-2008, 06:27 PM
This is full support. Not just critical updates but thanks for your 2 Poindexter.

06-24-2008, 09:15 PM
I never knew his name was Poindexter. Learn something new every day!

06-24-2008, 10:22 PM
Watch the Names and I received a Tech Bulletin from Microsoft last year stating there plans to do this. They Have Inside Bulletins available to those who subscribe.

06-25-2008, 08:30 PM
Well MS will support it as Vista is not going as well as expected. There is alos the NEW OS that will be out Next Year that will replace Vista, so who knows what we will be running still until the new OS is out i am running XP for now and maybe i will run Vista again, but i ahve 64 and 32 bit Vista and i liked them both, but they were slower in games trhen XP. I hope since the last time i ran Vista about 3-4 months ago they ahve improved it.

06-27-2008, 05:48 AM
I believe XP and Vista are both solid operating systems, XP is so reliable and compatible, for the home or office. Vista is very stable and has a game engine that can't be matched.

I remember when XP came out, it was a process of growing pains, but it got better after SP1 and solid after SP2.

I find it amazing that Vista was pretty good off the hop and great after SP1. I have been using it for over a year and no issues except I can only install with 3GB of RAM or less, but XP x86 can only ever use 3GB of RAM.

All in all I'm guessing both will be around for awhile, Win 98 is still in use even to this day and it has very limited functioning by today's standard. Currently I use a dual boot XP / Vista on a laptop just for access for limited use for eccentric programs.

06-27-2008, 07:43 AM
Vista will be gone in a couple of years. Look at the Intel thread I posted. If they don't want to switch over from XP, then most others will not either.

06-27-2008, 12:05 PM
Where is Vista going? Cause I'd like to see Bill come over and take it away from me.

As for your thread, don't mean crap to me. Too many here take internet print as law, pffft...I'm sorry but the credibility of this type of news doesn't hold water with me.

06-27-2008, 12:44 PM
The next version of Windows will be here in less then 2 years. No sane company is going to switch their complete infrastructure from XP to Vista. They are going to switch it from XP to Windows codename 7.
If you don't believe me then you must not believe the NYtimes either.

I give Vista 3 years from now, and it will have been replaced by Windows codename 7.

06-27-2008, 10:08 PM
If businesses don't switch to Vista....they'll stay on XP over Win 7. Why wouldn't they if they're all setup now and it's going to have support for 6 more years. I believe Win 7 will not be retail for 4 years minimum.

06-28-2008, 01:03 PM
2010 is the official launch for windows codename 7.

06-29-2008, 11:45 AM
Oh ya cause launch dates in this industry are ALWAYS kept....hahaha

06-29-2008, 02:36 PM
This one will have to be. We will speak again in 2010, at launch date.

06-29-2008, 11:19 PM
And never before then!!!!