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January 24, 2007

Microsoft Extends XP Support to 2014

Microsoft is extending support for Windows XP Home and XP Media Center Editions to 2014.  Support was supposed to end in 2009 as a consumer product but will match that of XP Professional.  We, therefore, can expect patches and service packs for some time to come.  Seven years is more than enough time to ease into the inevitability of Vista.  What we won't get is additional features or design changes.  The backdrop to this is that Microsoft intimated a while back that the Aero look could be ported to XP, as well as additional features that appeared in Vista,  We'll we can't say that Microsoft is forcing us to upgrade.

The story is in Ars Technica, Playfuls, and CNET.

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