April 04, 2008

win xp still lives for a part, and...

microsoft allows windows xp home version to stay alive beyond original deadline for ultra low-cost pcs up to "either june 30, 2010, or one year after the general availability of the next version of windows".

that means
  1. vista is too harsh for them
  2. normal software support for xp still stay (not for high-end of course, like directx 10)
  3. target ship date for windows 7 is june 30, 2009
  4. so vista fate should be similar to windows me
but that may upset some enterprises and take a step further to shift to open source side.

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