Windows XP nearing the end of its run...?
Did you realize that windows XP is almost 7 years old...? According to sources on the Internet, Microsoft will discontinue OEM and packaged sales of Windows XP on June30, 2008 (initial date was Jan 31, 2008) - leaving us with Vista as the only choice of Windows OS. However, some other sources say that the list of OEMs only includes big guys, like Dell, Toshiba, Gateway and Lenovo. Apparently Microsoft will continue selling OEM copies of Windows XP via its System Builder channel through January 31, 2009…. I wonder it that's true and where Seanix fits into this....
At the same time Microsoft plans to release a final Service Pack to Win XP - SP3 in the first half of 2008, no specific date announced yet...., and the rumor goes that it supposed to make it run 10% faster! A week ago (Feb 7, 2008) they released Windows XP SP3 RC 2 to private beta testers.
Having said that, it was announced earlier that support for consumer versions of XP ends on April 14, 2009, and with it, comes no more new patches to be downloaded from the Windows Update site.
- Microsoft ships new XP SP3 code to testers